Steve Irwin’s Family Helps Care for 90,000 Animals Injured in Bushfires
The family of the late Steve Irwin has been working to save thousands of animals at their wildlife hospital as fires blaze across Australia.
The family of the late Steve Irwin have been working to save thousands of animals at their wildlife hospital as fires blaze across Australia.
His daughter, Bindi Irwin, posted on Instagram to let everyone know that they were safe at the Australian Zoo — a wildlife conservation center created by Steve and wife Terri Irwin. Bindi went on to say that they helped more 90,000 animals at their hospital, most of which had been injured during the fires.
She also posted a heartbreaking update about a possum that was treated at the hospital but sadly could not be saved.
“Blossom the possum was admitted to the #AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital after being caught in one of the bushfires burning in other parts of Queensland,” the caption read. “Devastatingly this beautiful girl didn’t make it even after working so hard to save her life.”
Wildlife in Australia has taken the largest hit from the bushfires. Ecologists from the University of Sydney estimate that approximately 480 million animals have been killed by the fires.