From Santa Barbara, Australian wildlife caretaker watches her home country burn

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Julie Barnes, Director of Animal Health and Care, SB Zoo Photo courtesy of Julie Barnes.

Australia is dealing with the worst wildfires in its history. The blazes have scorched millions of acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes. But along with the devastating toll on people and the nation’s economy, the fires are wiping out some of the most sensitive animal habitats in the world and killing endangered and endemic species.



Matt Guilhem


Kathryn Barnes