For the past number of months, Australia has been ravaged by bushfires.
With most of the East Coast of Australia suffering catastrophic fires that have torn apart upwards of five million hectares in NSW alone, it’s a bit of respite to hear that the Irwin family have saved the lives of over 90,000 injured animals.
The Irwin family’s Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has officially treated over 90,000 injured animals that have been affected by the fires around Australia.
We shouldn’t ever need to be hearing numbers that high, however, it is a bit of good news in a situation that doesn’t lend itself to celebration.
In a recent Instagram post, Bindi Irwin stated that the zoo was “busier than ever”. The 21-year-old went on to say that Australia Zoo has “officially treated over 90 000 patients”. The photo shows Irwin standing in front of a picture of her late father Steve and his mother Lyn. Bindi ends the post by explaining, “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.”
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With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks for the people and wildlife who have lost so much. 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. 💙🙏🏼
As of today, there are still 136 fires burning around the state with many of them out of control. Lives and thousands of homes have been lost, with no end in sight. The Irwin’s are doing their part in helping the fight. You can too by donating to the RFS here.