"The Carwoola area was very wildlife dense and we are starting to assess whole mobs of kangaroos," Helen Stevens of the Oolandra Wildlife Sanctuary told The Dodo. "Some of these will not be viable but we expect many to come into care."
The sanctuary currently has 38 animals in its care, and has already started to take in more from the Carwoola fire. Fire-related injuries on kangaroos can be very serious, and to fully heal, many will need to stay at the sanctuary for three to six months. If the kangaroo is very young, it could be longer.