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By Brandon Barton
Mississippi State University 

Rotting feral pig carcasses teach scientists what happens when tons of animals die all at once, as in Australia's bushfires


January 10, 2020

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Brandon Barton, Mississippi State University and Abby Jones, Mississippi State University

(THE CONVERSATION) The unprecedented wildfire raging across Australia is not only destroying human lives, but has killed hundreds of millions of animals – perhaps billions before it is all over.

Burning is not the only cause of death in this catastrophe. Many animals have outrun the flames only to die in fences and roads by the thousands. Others may live, for now, but, without their home...

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