AUSTIN, Texas — First-grade students at Davis Elementary School raised nearly $2,000 on Thursday to benefit the World Wildfire Fund Australia.

The students raised approximately $1,850 by making and selling handmade arts and crafts featuring Australian animals at its "Australian Relief Marketplace."

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The school said the marketplace was a way to connect the student's learning of the world and benefit Australia's bushfire recovery.

Conservation groups estimate that 1.25 billion wild animals have died as a result of the deadly fires ravaging the nation.

Read this story on KVUE to find out how you can help support the victims of Australia's wildfires.

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