Heartbreaking Pictures: Mass Death of Feral Horses at Dried-Up Waterhole in Central Australia

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Record-breaking heatwave led to mass feral horse death at the base of a dry waterhole in Central .

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Killer heatwave

Forty wild horses have been found dead at a dry waterhole in central in what is believed to be a mass death caused by extreme weather.

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Source: Ralph Turner

Around two dozen brumbies in various stages of decomposition have been discovered strewn along a 100-metre stretch of a swimming spot called Deep Hole, 20 kilometres from the remote community of Santa Teresa.

The region has hit a record 12-day run of temperatures above 42 degrees Celsius, and it is poised to hit 13 days in Alice Springs on Wednesday.

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Source: Ralph Turner

Shocking pictures have been published of the animals, which were discovered by rangers near the remote community of Santa Teresa last week.

Santa Teresa media mentor Rohan Smyth said the temperatures in the community were usually around 5C hotter than in the Alice township.

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Source: Ralph Turner

“The wild horses have gone down there looking for their water which is normally there, and it’s not been there, so essentially they’ve just had nowhere to go,” Mr Smyth said.

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Source: Ralph Turner

Like much of , the red centre has been in the grip of a long-running heatwave. The Bureau of Meteorology forecast Alice Springs would reach 42C on Wednesday and 43C on Thursday.

See also, horrific drought in Arizona that killed hundreds of horses:


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