Australia is burning, and across the globe in Kentucky, one man is watching in horror and disbelief.
More than one billion animals have perished in the devastating wildfires ravaging the country, and that staggering loss of wildlife is hard to accept for Australia native Mick McGill, who manages Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.
"Excuse me, excuse me," McGill says as he enters the kangaroo enclosure. "There are 30 kangaroos in here and it’s feeding time now.”
Even 10,000 miles away, he feels at home. McGill's face beams as he picks up Weston, a red kangaroo who is spoiled.
“He’s my good boy. This is my little baby I raised at home. He thinks I’m his mother," McGill says. "He’s about a year and three months now. When he grows up he’s going to be over six feet tall.”