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Kangaroo Island bushfire is finally contained after weeks of firefighting


The bushfire on Kangaroo Island has been declared contained after firefighters spent more than three weeks tackling the blaze. Hundreds of firefighters worked tirelessly to battle the fire, which ravaged more than a third of the island. 

Kangaroo Island, home to a few thousand people, is well-known for its impressive landscape and wildlife, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. 

A quarter of the park has conserved status, home to the likes of Rosenberg's sand goanna, the southern brown bandicoot, and Australian sea lions. And while koalas aren't native to the island, they quickly flourished when they were introduced.

And unlike the rest of Australia, Kangaroo Island's koalas are free from chlamydia, which can cause blindness, severe bladder inflammation, infertility and death among the animals.