Wildlife carers on the Fraser Coast are worried many endangered animals were severely affected in the recent floods in south-east Queensland.

Carers have rescued more than 270 animals including cows, kangaroos and horses from the floods since January.

Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary spokesman Ray Reville says there is concern the floodwaters will bring an outbreak of the deadly coccidia bacteria, which infects animals' intestines.

"Months down the track you may not see anything come of it then all of a sudden, bang, it hits with a vengeance," he said.

Wide Bay-Burnett Conservation Council spokesman Roger Currie says the habitat of the lungfish and vulnerable Mary River turtle have also been affected.

"It's the only place that [it] exists in the world, on top of it having man-made impacts we do get these flood events that do impact the turtles," he said.

Tests are underway to determine how many animals have been affected.

 

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