What happens to wildlife after a large forest fire?

Published: November 21, 2017 · Updated: May 8, 2019

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It’s a question that many of us have in the wake of a devastating, widespread forest fire. Our hope is that wildlife can manage to escape the bourgeoning flames, but the sad reality is that many species do not survive. Despite the large-scale loss of habitats from these natural disasters, new life will inevitably—and fortunately—emerge as forests rebuild themselves over time.

Research and writing by Jackie Davis