Bindi Irwin and Family Have Saved More Than 90,000 Animals in Australia Wildfires

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As devastating wildfires rage on across Australia, Bindi Irwin and her family are doing everything they can to protect and save the animals that call the country home.

New reports from ecologists at the University of Sydney last week found the animal death toll across Australia to be more than a half a billion.

Bindi took to Instagram Friday, ensuring followers that she and her family were safe, and have been hard at work treating tens of thousands of animals hurt by the wildfires.

 

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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 at Australia Zoo or our conservation properties,” she wrote in an Instagram update.

The Irwin family owns and operates the Australia Zoo in Queensland, and a wildlife hospital where the 21-year-old said more than 90,000 animals have received care.

“Our Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever though, having officially treated over 90,000 patients,” she said.

Along with the update, Bindi posted a photo of her standing in front of a picture of her late father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, and grandmother, Lyn Irwin. Their legacy lives on in the tireless efforts of Bindi, her brother Robert, and their mother, Terri.

As of Monday morning, there were 136 fires burning across the Australian state of New South Wales. Of those, 69 are not contained.

 

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Almost a third of the koalas in New South Wales may have been killed in the fires, and a third of their habitat has been destroyed, said Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley.

In total, more than 14.7 million acres have been burned across the country’s six states, according to CNN. “That’s larger than the countries of Belgium and Haiti combined.

For more information on how you can join the Irwins in their Wildlife Efforts, visit wildlifewarriors.org.


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