Feeding wildlife runs against the usual advice. But after Australia's bush fires robbed brush-tailed rock wallabies of their natural foraging grounds, wildlife officials began a mission in January to drop food every 10 days by helicopter.
Animal charity Aussie Ark said it has found dead brush tailed rock wallabies, who died due to a lack of food and water in one of their main habitats.
In an effort to feed brush-tailed rock-wallabies affected by the fires, officials dropped more than 4,000 pounds (2,100 kilograms) of sweet potatoes and carrots across different colonies last week, according to a statement from the NSW Government.
Brush-tailed rock-wallabies are endangered in New South Wales.
In case you missed it: Thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes have been air-dropped to help feed the Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies in Australia whose habitats have been devastated by massive brushfires.
Helicopters are dropping carrots and sweet potatoes to help endangered Brush-tailed Rock-Wallabies.
OPERATION WALLABY: Thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potato are being delivered to endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in fire affected areas as the NSW Government steps in to help. #9News
The New South Wales government used aircraft to drop more than 4,000 pounds of food, mostly carrots and sweet potatoes, to colonies of brush-tailed rock-wallabies that were left stranded as massive wildfires ravaged their habitat.
With fires still blazing in Australia, brush-tailed rock-wallabies are getting by with a little help from public servants.
Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in NSW have received a very special delivery
The 1st pair of adored brush-tailed rock-wallabies are released into a sanctuary to save the endangered species from extinction