Last Updated on January 4, 2020
Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, and other members of his family have come to the aid of tens of thousands of animals placed in grave danger because of the latest bush fires to ravage parts of Australia.
The famous late Australian animal-loving personality’s daughter announced her work in saving the animals from fires which have destroyed many wild habitats, claimed the lives of millions of animals, killed 24 people, and led to the disappearance of six others.
Bindi said that the late Steve’s family and the staff at her family’s zoo, Australian Zoo, have been working tirelessly to care for over 90,000 animals affected by the fires.
She announced to her large Instagram following that her heart was “broken'” because of the scale of the devastation.
Horrific scenes showing the countless animals charred in the flame and the size of the destruction have circulated the media.
According to the Daily Star, an estimated 480 million animals have died in the past three months.
More than 1,200 homes have been lost and millions of hectares of land burnt to a crisp, reported the BBC.
She 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. There are no fires near us at Australia Zoo or our conservation properties,” she continued.
“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 honor her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can.”
In another post, Bindi introduced a possum they had treated and named “Blossom,” but unfortunately perished because of its injuries.
Bindi said: “We have such an incredible team who work day and night to protect gorgeous animals like Blossom.
“Devastatingly this beautiful girl didn’t make it even after working so hard to save her life. I want to thank you for your kind words and support.
“This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
“Now more than ever we need to work together to make a difference and protect our Mother Earth.”
In November, last year, jubilant firefighters were seen dancing at the rain which halted the spread of the fire.
Winds and powerful gusts have added to the challenge of containing the fires in New South Wales which continue to roar unabated.