WILDLIFE Endangered fairy-wrens survive Kimberley floods

When the Kimberley was hit with record flooding earlier this year the region and its inhabitants experienced large-scale devastation. This included the area’s native wildlife, with mass loss of life and habitat.

But now, amidst the loss, there’s some good news to share...

A population of purple-crowned fairy-wrens at Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Mornington-Marion Downs Wildlife Sanctuary have survived.

AWC researchers found the endangered birds when they recently returned to the area for the first time since being evacuated during the January floods.

Not only did the population survive, they're breeding!

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