Australia Bushfires: One family saves more than 90,000 animals

Australia Bushfires: One family saves more than 90,000 animals
Australia Bushfires: One family saves more than 90,000 animals

Australia Bushfires have claimed the lives of 24 people, destroyed thousands of houses and devastated more than 5 million hectares (12.4 million acres) of land. However, the native animals of the Land Down Under are most affected. As  per report, half a billion animlas have died from the bushfires that took place due to the intense heatwaves in the island nation.

While resuce operation in Australia is underway, Australia’s famil, perhaps the world’s most well-known family for animal care, Steve Irwin’s family has treated more than 90,000 animals at the Wildlife Hospital. Australia’s environment minister stated that around 30 per cent of koalas on the New South Wales mid-North coast might have been killed in the crisis.

Among the Steve Irwin’s family, Terri Irwin, her daughter Bindi and son Robert are taking care of the patients round the clock. Bindi has confirmed that 90,000 animals have been treated. She took to instagram and wrote: “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.”

She added that “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. ???.”

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While sharing a picture of injured platypus (animal), Robert wrote: “This is patient number 90,000 that the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has treated. ‘Ollie’ the orphaned platypus is receiving round the clock care until he can be released back to the wild.”

“Over the last 16 years, the hospital has provided 24/7 wildlife rehabilitation and an incredible animal rescue service. We’re so proud of this world-class facility! Thank you for your support – with pressures from drought to bushfires, wildlife need our help now more than ever,” it added.

-PTC News