Australia fires: The devastating moment terrified wallabies flee horror raging blazes

Devastating footage of the wildfires has now emerged showing wallabies fleeing from the raging flames. The aggressive bushfires were burning near a wilderness retreat on Australia’s Kangaroo Island last week.

So far, more than one billion animals are supposed to have died in the heartbreaking fires.

The horrific footage shows trees on fire, buildings dilapidated and thick smoke billowing in the wind.

The sky is thick with smoke and appears to be dark orange because of the flames.

Wallabies can be seen fleeing the scene.

One of the creatures appears to pause and observe the fires before fleeing.

Another cut in the video shows just the sky which is dark grey with an orange glow.

More than 800 million of the one billion animals are estimated to have died in New South Wales, according to The University of Sydney.

Professor Chris Dickman of The University of Sydney said: “It’s events like this that may well hasten the extinction process for a range of other species.”

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Measurements taken by the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) reveal a growing atmospheric disaster.

According to the European Atmospheric Monitoring Service, the fires have released enough smoke into the atmosphere to blanket the whole of Russia and a third of Europe.

The bushfires are also releasing worrying amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

As of January 6, the fires have released an estimated 400 megatonnes of CO2 into the air.

In New South Wales alone, the CO2 emissions are “many times” higher than the 2003 to 2018 average.

For the whole country, however, carbon dioxide emissions have not been “particularly high”.

On January 2, the concentrations of carbon monoxide spewing from Australia were the highest concentrations in the world.

The European Atmospheric Monitoring Service said: “In addition to destroying land and infrastructure, wildfires also have a huge impact on air quality.

“CAMS has continued to forecast the transport of the smoke they emit, which covered an estimated area of 20 million square kilometres this weekend, or enough to blanket all of Russia and still have some to spare to cover a third of Europe.

“The service has predicted and subsequently observed smoke to blow in many different directions over the last couple of months – including back over Australia itself – with the pollutant now severely affecting New Zealand.”