When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise. Unlike the wild ‘roos of the mainland, who knew to keep their distance, these creatures were utterly tame and approachable (so much so that the arriving crew reportedly slaughtered 31 for a giant kangaroo stew). […]

via Kangaroo Island Creatures. — Old Guv Legends

Read the Los Angeles Times report on the impact of the Australian fires and possible impact future fires could have on California at http://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-01-14/australia-fires-killed-millions-of-animals-kangaroo-island

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