What toll do bushfires have on native wildlife in an increasingly urbanised landscape?

Vicki Lett is a long-time wildlife carer and still struggles when she sees the level of pain animals experience when they are injured in a bushfire.
“They found [the koala] scrabbling in the sand on one of their tracks; they actually lifted it and put it in an esky and brought it back to their house”
“We collected it and took it to a local vet where it was given pain medication and sedated … a decision was taken it was too badly burnt to continue.”
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