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Australia Southern Ocean Lodge echidna survives Kangaroo Island bushfire, but albino kangaroo vanishes

06:11  15 january  2020
06:11  15 january  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

Residents of Kangaroo Island return home to survey to survey the devastation

  Residents of Kangaroo Island return home to survey to survey the devastation Kangaroo Island continues to be devastated by bushfires with both its natural fauna and flora hit especially hard, as the Island's tourism industry continues to struggle through the ongoing crisis. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has arrived in Kangaroo Island as he announces he will take over as the State's tourism minister.Mr Marshall will take control of the portfolio as a response to the devastation caused by the bushfires especially the impact the fires have had on tourism on Kangaroo Island.

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a pile of dirt: Enchilada the echidna after surviving the fire at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. (Facebook: Baillie Lodges)© Provided by ABC NEWS Enchilada the echidna after surviving the fire at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. (Facebook: Baillie Lodges)

A much-loved echidna that was feared dead at Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge has been found alive, while Adelaide Hills locals put the call out for a local albino kangaroo.

The luxury Southern Ocean Lodge resort became a burnt-out wreck in the bushfires earlier this month, however Enchilada the echidna has survived unscathed.

"Like some kind of miracle, we were so thrilled and relieved to find our resident echidna who we named Enchilada wandering around the pathways at Southern Ocean Lodge," Southern Ocean Lodge posted on Facebook.

Family's dramatic escape from Kangaroo Island fire

  Family's dramatic escape from Kangaroo Island fire A dramatic video as emerged of a fire enveloping a family home on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. The footage was shot by the Davis family on the western part of the Island, which has been badly hit. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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"Echidnas are well-adapted to Australia's bushfires, having developed the capability to curl into a (spiny) ball and burrow into the ground while the fire passes over them.

"We are so happy to see her plan worked!"

The lodge's founders, James and Hayley Baillie, have vowed to rebuild the resort on the island's south coast.

All of the guests and most of the staff were evacuated before the fire hit the building on January 3.

Facebook commenters were happy to hear of Enchilada's story.

"Wonderful!! So pleased to hear some good news. Do hope things are improving!! Good old Enchilada!!" one wrote.

"This is amazing news!" another said.

As the animal death toll continues to rise on Kangaroo Island, a much-loved echidna that was feared dead at the Southern Ocean Lodge is found alive. It comes as Adelaide Hills residents put the call out to locate a local albino kangaroo following the fires.© ABC News Images As the animal death toll continues to rise on Kangaroo Island, a much-loved echidna that was feared dead at the Southern Ocean Lodge is found alive. It comes as Adelaide Hills residents put the call out to locate a local albino kangaroo following the fires.

It is a good news story among widespread devastation on the island.

Residents stranded at Kingscote as CFS battles out-of-control blazes on Kangaroo Island

  Residents stranded at Kingscote as CFS battles out-of-control blazes on Kangaroo Island The town of Kingscote on South Australia's Kangaroo Island is cut off as the Country Fire Service continues to battle a number of out-of-control blazes. Roads out of Kingscote, on the island's north-east, are closed due to a watch and act warning and some people have spent the night sleeping at the waters edge and on the town's oval.The town's airport has also been evacuated and closed and the emergency staging centre has been moved closer to Kingscote.About 1,800 people live in Kingscote.An emergency warning is in place around the Parndana township in the centre of the island.

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About 30,000 koalas are estimated to have been killed in the Kangaroo Island bushfires, along with tens of thousands of livestock, including sheep.

About 60 per cent of the endangered glossy black cockatoo's feeding habitat is in the burnt-out area on Kangaroo Island, along with 75 per cent of the bird's nests.

The cockatoo generally only eats from Kangaroo Island's sheoak trees.

Karleah Berris from the Glossy Black Cockatoo Recovery Program was hopeful some flocks were able to survive the fire.

"I have been able to get up in a plane last week to have a look at some of the patches that are left, but what we really want to do is get on the ground, assess just how many sheoaks are left and assess the patches that are left in the burn zone," she said.

Albino kangaroo vanishes from Adelaide Hills

Meanwhile, a white kangaroo well known around the Adelaide Hills town of Harrogate has not been seen since the Cudlee Creek bushfire swept through the area last month.

SA Police search for suspected bushfire arsonist on Kangaroo Island

  SA Police search for suspected bushfire arsonist on Kangaroo Island South Australian Police are searching for a suspected arsonist on Kangaroo island after being alerted to abnormal fire activity on Thursday.The blaze in question was discovered burning near a pine plantation on the island when local fire crews patrolling an already burnt out area saw the new outbreak of flames.

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Southern Ocean Lodge designed by local architect Max Pritchard. A view of the guest suites at sunset. The Dining Hall, with lighting by Khai Liew. All the food served at the Lodge is sourced locally on Kangaroo Island or nearby mainland South Australia.

Thousands of animals, including sheep, cattle and alpacas, were killed in the Cuddlee Creek fires.

The albino marsupial was regularly seen around the White Hut area between Harrogate and Brukunga but was last seen on Saturday, December 21, the day after the fire broke out.

Veterinary nurse Britney Noske took a photo of the kangaroo on the day and said it looked "pretty unhealthy".

"It looked really unhealthy walking slowly and very weak," she said.

Tania Lovering moved to Harrogate two years ago.

She first thought the white kangaroo was a "myth" but then saw it regularly around Harrogate Road.

Even if he was not burnt, she said he may have suffered from the lack of grass and water around.

"It's a bit sad he hasn't been seen," she said.

Local Chris Eustace was hopeful the kangaroo had bounded away to greener pastures.

Helping Kangaroo Island after family loss .
Army reservist Kynan Lang has spoken about heading over to Kangaroo Island to help with the recovery after the deaths of his uncle and cousin in the blaze. Adelaide police officer and army reservist Kynan Lang has spoken about the loss of his uncle and cousin, who died fighting the Kangaroo Island bushfire, and how he didn't hesitate to "pick up that baton" and answer the call for help.Lieutenant Lang has been on the island for several days in a logistics role, helping those impacted by the devastating fire get whatever they need. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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