Did You Know?
During the 5 days of Victoria’s January 2014 heatwave:
- The Emergency Response Service received 2,932 calls to help wildlife.
- Calls peaked on Wednesday with 871.
- There were 922 ringtail possums reported.
- Although cases were spread across the State, Melbourne had 6 times the number of cases as the second busiest location which was Brighton.
- 1,113 cases reported were due to animals found on the ground and extreme weather.
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