Bindi Irwin's Family Has Treated 90,000 Animals Amid Australian Fires

Bindi Irwin's Family Has Treated 90,000 Animals Amid Australian Fires

The family of the late Australian zookeeper Steve Irwin (aka “The Crocodile Hunter”) has treated over 90,000 animals hurt in the Australian wildfires.

Bindi Irwin says that their family’s Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has been working nonstop to help the animals affected.

“With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks for the people and wildlife who have lost so much,” Bindi wrote on Instagram. “I wanted to let you know that we are SAFE. There are no fires near us @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties. Our Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever though, having officially treated over 90,000 patients. My parents dedicated our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to my beautiful grandmother. We will continue to honour her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can. 💙🙏🏼.”

“Blossom the possum was admitted to the #AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital after being caught in one of the bushfires burning in other parts of Queensland,” Bindi Irwin added along with a heartbreaking image. “We have such an incredible team who work day and night to protect gorgeous animals like Blossom. Devastatingly this beautiful girl didn’t make it even after working so hard to save her life. I want to thank you for your kind words and support. This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Now more than ever we need to work together to make a difference and protect our Mother Earth. For more on how you can become a Wildlife Warrior visit 💙🙏🏼.”

Ecologists estimate that approximately 480 million animals have been affected by the fires in New South Wales since September, USA Today reports.

“Many of the affected animals are likely to have been killed directly by the fires, with others succumbing later due to the depletion of food and shelter resources and predation from introduced feral cats and red foxes,” a statement reads.

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