Steve Irwin's daughter calls for support amid wildfires in Australia
Steve Irwin's animal hospital treated its 90,000th patient during the week.
The Irwin family is continuing Steve Irwin's legacy of rescuing and saving wildlife in danger, and they have been doing so since his death in 2006.
Steve's daughter Bindi, along with the rest of her family, treated their 90,000th animal patient during the week, and are especially busy as a result of the devastating bushfires that are currently destroying large parts of Australia.
She said on Instagram that their animal hospital is busier than ever as a result of the fires, but that she and her family are safe and sound.
"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.
"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."
In another Instagram post, Bindi called on the public to donate to their hospital, to facilitate the constantly increasing numbers they are forced to deal with.
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Our @AustraliaZoo 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. Some of the orphans are now being cared for by the team at the hospital until they’re big enough to go home, and there’s no threat of fire. ? In September, flying fox admissions to the hospital skyrocketed by over 750% due to drought conditions and lack of food. Flying foxes are now being drastically affected by wildfires and we’re again seeing an influx of these beautiful animals from across the country. This week, we treated our 90,000th patient. To cope with so many animals being admitted to the hospital, in 2019 we opened a sea turtle rehabilitation centre, sea snake ward and are about to complete a new bird recovery area, but it’s still not enough to keep up. We need to build a new ward for our patients. Wildlife Warriors from around the world are asking how they can help us save native wildlife, you can donate on our website www.wildlifewarriors.org , or support our fundraiser to start construction of our newest ward by visiting the link in my bio! ?
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