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Source: NSW Government

Australian firefighters save secret grove of prehistoric trees from bushfires


As of this week, the Australia bushfires have burned 15.6 million acres of land, killed 28 people, and killed about a billion animals, according to the BBC — and the fires are still burning. But amidst all that, the country's government managed to safeguard one very important grove of land, in what CNN called a "secret government mission." The grove contains a cluster of prehistoric Wollemi Pine trees, which have reportedly existed for about 200 million years, having once stood amongst the dinosaurs.

The Willemi Pine grove can be found in a secret location in the Wollemi National Park just outside of Sydney, according to CNN. The grove contains less than 200 Wollemi Pine trees, which are the Earth's last remaining Wollemi Pine trees on record.