Survivors of the Firestorm

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The bush fires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February 2009 incinerated over a million acres of land, including key mountain ash forest ecosystems. Fires are a natural force of nature which spur regeneration, but the immediate aftermath of this giant firestorm was devastation. Kangaroos and koalas, wombats and wallabies, endangered possums and gliders, lizards, echidnas, birds of all kinds, and even fish that lived among these eucalypts were overcome by the flames. Millions died. But burned and traumatized survivors tenderly nursed back to health at wildlife hospitals showed a remarkable ability to bounce back, and the environment an extraordinary capacity for healing.


  • My Congo
  • Super Hummingbirds
  • Soul of the Elephant
  • The Sagebrush Sea
  • Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La
  • A Sloth Named Velcro
  • Touching the Wild
  • Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem
  • The White Lions
  • Radioactive Wolves
  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
  • Invasion of the Giant Pythons
  • Wild Balkans
  • Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves
  • Black Mamba
  • Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions
  • Frogs: The Thin Green Line
  • Kilauea: Mountain of Fire
  • Why We Love Cats and Dogs
  • The Gorilla King
  • The Beauty of Ugly
  • Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs By Design
  • Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog
  • Supersize Crocs


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