Steve Irwin’s Family Helps More Than 90,000 Animals as Fires Rage in Australia

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Currently, all eyes are on the series of massive bushfires that rage across Australia and people from all over the world are praying for the millions of animals whose lives are in danger. 

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Ecologists warn that the country’s biodiversity could be destroyed in an unprecedented manner as nearly 500 million animals have been killed. 

According to Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley, almost a third of koalas have lost their lives and a third of their habitat has been destroyed. 

Firefighters and volunteers from all over the country are putting their lives on the line and work around the clock to help mitigate the devastating effects of this catastrophe that was marked one of the biggest in the country’s history. 

Many celebrities are donating money to help fight the fires and are asking others to do so because this isn’t a fight Australians should carry on by themselves. This is something that affects each and every one of us no matter on what part of the planet we live. 

One of the people who are making their contribution is Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the celebrated “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.

She’s doing her best to carry on her father’s legacy and be the environmentalist and conservationist he once was. 

Bindi took to Instagram to share how she was working alongside the staff at the Australia Zoo where she helps to treat a record-braking influx of animals injured in the bushfires. 

“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.”

After the death of Steve Irwin, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has been run by his wife, Terri Irwin. The place provides medical help for around 8,000 native animals per year, but since September 2019, when the bushfires started on the soil of Australia, the number of animals given help in the hospital is more than 90,000. 

Many animals are scared and fighting to find shelter as they see their natural habitat being destroyed right before their eyes.

A heartbreaking footage of a large group of kangaroos fleeing for their lives in the state of New South Wales remind us that sadly, even bigger catastrophe is to be unfolded in the days to come.  

Mitchell Lyons, the person who filmed the tragic scene, said:

“Look, they don’t know which way to run from cars, but they sure know which way to run from fire.”

Ecologists fear that the months of intense fires will almost certainly result in pushing several species to extinction. Huge numbers of koalas, kangaroos, wombats, possums and other endemic species have already been lost. They add how the raging bushfires are the beginning of a bleak future for the continent’s flora and fauna. 

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