Do you know the legendary photographer Steve Irwin and his family?Although Steve Irwin passed away in 2006 after being injured by a stingray, his legacy and love for the animal kingdom live on through his family members. Terri Irwin, the widow of Steve Irwin, and their children, daughter Bindi and son Robert Irwin, follow in Steve’s footsteps by raising awareness about the importance of protecting nature. The family now owns and operates Australia Zoo’s and Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. They even travel around the world to spread the message of protecting and helping nature to everyone.
For this reason, when the bushfires rage across parts of Australia, the Irwin family immediately stepped in to rescue and save wildlife in danger. Wildfires in Australia is not rare phenomenon, but now this country is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades. According to Sussan Ley, the federal environment minister, the animals are now considered endangered and wildfires have destroyed up to 30% of their habitat.
Bindi Irwin, a young conservationist, late Steve Irwin’s daughter, went on social media to announce that her family is safe and doing everything they can to help the animals in need. She and all members of her family have now rescued and treated more than 90,000 animals in Australia’s recent devastating wildfires.
“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,” Bindi wrote on Instagram.
“Wildlife Hospital takes in animals from all over Australia. Hundreds of grey-headed flying foxes, a species listed as vulnerable, have been flown to Queensland after the rescue centre they were recovering in was at risk from fire and evacuated,” Bindi Irwin posted on Instagram, along with photos of orphaned fox cubs recovering from the fire.
In the wake of the devastating bushfire crisis in Australia, many celebrities like Pink, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, are stepping up to donate money for local fire services and encourage their followers to do the same.
Pray for the people, animals, and land of Australia!
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