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Kangaroo Island: Island in South Australia
Kangaroo Island, also known as Karta, is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstairs Passage, which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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'It's not just koalas': Urgent call to help SA wildlife get food

The RSPCA is looking for 120 volunteers to help feed starving wildlife on Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

Kangaroo Island fire declared officially contained after burning for more than three weeks

South Australia's Country Fire Service has declared the Kangaroo Island bushfire officially contained meaning there has been no forward spread or flare-ups in several days
SBS - Published

Videos for Kangaroo Island


Ray Mears visits orphaned and injured koalas in Australia [Video]Ray Mears visits orphaned and injured koalas in Australia

British woodsman Ray Mears has travelled to Kangaroo Island in south Australia to visit koalas orphaned by the devastating bushfires. More than 600 koalas were brought to the island's Wildlife Park,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires [Video]The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires

Australia and New Zealand military personnel searched for and cleaned up dead animals on Kangaroo Island, as bushfires left up to a billion animals dead or at risk. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia [Video]Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fueled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property, and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Australian bushfires scathe sanctuary for rare bee species

Bees swarm around Peter Davis as he unloads his precious, buzzing cargo into their new home in a part of South Australia's Kangaroo Island that was not devastated by recent bushfires.
Reuters - Published

Kangaroo Island fire officially contained

The Country Fire Service has declared the Kangaroo Island bushfire officially contained after burning for more than three weeks.
SBS - Published

Kangaroo Island bushfire victims to be honoured with fly-past

A fly-past before the funeral service of Dick and Clayton Lang will honour the father and son who died fighting bushfires on Kangaroo Island on 3 January.
SBS - Published

Fly-past to farewell KI father and son

A fly-past before the funeral service of Dick and Clayton Lang will honour the father and son who died fighting bushfires on Kangaroo Island on January 3.
SBS - Published

Popular lodge lost in devastating SA Kangaroo Island fires

The operators of a popular lodge at Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island have confirmed it has been lost in the bushfires.
SBS - Published

'No way to stop these fires spreading': More properties lost on Kangaroo Island

More properties are believed to be lost after a surge in bushfire activity on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

Long night on SA's Kangaroo Island as residents cut off by bushfires

A bushfire burning on South Australia's Kangaroo Island roared back to life overnight in at least two regions, threatening the towns of Parndana and Vivonne Bay.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison corrected after slip up during Kangaroo Island tour

Scott Morrison toured South Australia's Kangaroo Island on Wednesday, but the public appearance was not without its difficult moments.
SBS - Published

Fears Kangaroo Island bushfire could once again breach containment lines

Rising temperatures and strong winds have increased the risk of a bushfire still burning on Kangaroo Island breaching containment lines for a second time.
SBS - Published

Risk of resurgent Kangaroo Island bushfire

Rising temperatures and strong winds have increased the risk of a bushfire still burning on Kangaroo Island breaching containment lines for a second time.
SBS - Published

Kangaroo Island fire stock losses run into thousands as PM urges us to help out tourism operators

Officials say assessments are still underway but big stock losses are expected from the Kangaroo Island bushfire.
SBS - Published

Fifty homes lost on Kangaroo Island as army helps battle blaze

An aerial survey of Kangaroo Island has revealed 56 homes have been destroyed by bushfire on the small island.
The Age - Published

Significant damage expected as SA's Kangaroo Island continues to burn

Firefighters are continuing to work on the fatal Kangaroo Island bushfire that has blackened more than 155,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Kangaroo Island fire claims two lives

Firefighters are continuing to work on the fatal Kangaroo Island bushfire that has blackened more than 155,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Pioneering pilot Dick Lang and son Clayton killed in Kangaroo Island bushfire

Pioneering bush pilot Dick Lang and his son Clayton were found at the site of a burnt-out car on Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

Two dead in Kangaroo Island bushfire

South Australian police say they believe the pair was travelling in a car on the Playford Highway when the vehicle was overrun by fire.
The Age - Published Also reported by •SBS

Bushfire danger eases on Kangaroo Island but blaze remains uncontrolled

The Country Fire Service said the fire is still a possible risk to lives and property in the area despite reducing the warning level to watch and act.
The Age - Published

'This could be an ecological disaster': Fires ravage Kangaroo Island

The Country Fire Service has urged Kangaroo Island residents to seek refuge in Kingscote or Peneshaw as a bushfire continues to burn across the island.
SBS - Published

KI residents urged to seek safety

The Country Fire Service has urged Kangaroo Island residents to seek refuge in Kingscote or Peneshaw as a bushfire continues to burn across the island.
SBS - Published

Fire warnings in place for entirety of South Australia's Kangaroo Island

A bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has so far burned through 14,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Fears of shifting winds as SA fire rages

A bushfire on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has so far burned through 14,000 hectares.
SBS - Published

Australian scientists discover new species from 500 million-year-old fossils

Scientists have identified a species of extinct sea creature after 500 million-year-old fossils were found on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
The Age - Published

SA scientists discover fossil, new species

Scientists have identified a new species of sea creature named the Redlichia rex after fossils were discovered on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.
SBS - Published

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