Can you imagine surviving 50°C (122°F) without AC?
Well these animals just drop dead from trees!
Last week, horses were buried in meters of snow in Iceland. And today, animals are dropping dead from trees in Australia due to unprecedented temperatures.
Yep, can you imagine nearly 50°C without AC? People have shared photos showing birds that have literally fallen out of the sky from heat exhaustion.
This pair of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos shown below dropped dead after the temperature reached 48.9 degrees Celcius.
The thermometer under the back verandah got to 48.9C today, not an official reading obviously, but it was enough to kill these sulphur crested cockatoos. I would like to hang them around Morrison’s neck, as well as a few of his mates. How good is wildlife dying of heat stress? pic.twitter.com/mR9yzKUVe7— Bill Wallace (@westwills3_bill) December 20, 2019
Another user shared a picture of a frogmouth that apparently dropped dead on a footpath in Sydney.
Found this frogmouth dead on a footpath beneath a fig tree in Five Dock, NSW, today. No sign of injury from predators. Looks like it just fell dead out of the tree. pic.twitter.com/3Pg72bwSxJ— Andrew Mamo (@AndrewMamo) December 21, 2019
Adult flying foxes aren’t dropping dead but real suffering from the scorching heat. But some of their pups do:
More than 300 bats have been rescued in two days. If heat continues a mass die-off could follow.
And koalas too:
Normally I wouldn’t condone getting this close to a wild animal, but with 109°F heat in Australia, everybody needs a little help to survive.— julie marie cappiello Ⓥ (@jmcappiello) December 21, 2019
This person giving a thirsty koala water is everything. ??? pic.twitter.com/zoW3oT9caa
How good is wildlife dying of heat stress?