Bindi Irwin Says She Hopes Australia Can Make Dad Steve Proud During Bushfire Crisis
Bindi Irwin has spoken out about the Australian bushfires, saying that she hopes the country can make her late father, Steve Irwin, proud after it was revealed that a billion animals are feared to have died.
The 21-year-old posted a picture on Instagram, depicting her dad holding a joey, saying she wished 'he was here right now' because he would be able to 'give advice and strength during this time of devastation'.
View this post on InstagramDad spent his life working so hard to protect wildlife and wild places, especially in Australia. I wish he was here right now to give advice and strength during this time of devastation with the bushfires. I know that his spirit lives on through our conservation work and I hope together we can make him proud. :blue_heart::pray:
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On Tuesday Bindi posted another update on social media which highlighted what the family and Australia Zoo are doing to help.
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She wrote: "Over 600 bats were transported from caring facilities evacuated in New South Wales due to fire. Our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has treated over 100 of these beautiful little souls."
View this post on InstagramThank you for your kind comments of support during these devastating Australian bushfires. Australia Zoo and our team are safe and far away from any of the fires. We are continuing to do as much we can to support our wildlife and wild places. We're always so grateful when you visit us here at #AustraliaZoo as our profits go straight back into conservation. This is what Steve and Terri have always been so passionate about, giving everything they have to protect wildlife and their habitat. Our profits have gone towards securing nearly half a million acres of conservation property in Australia, protecting native species. We cover all administrative costs @wildlifewarriorsworldwide allowing every donation to go straight towards helping animals. We are the major sponsor funding the #AustraliaZooWildlifeHospital to care for over 90,000 wildlife patients. When you meet our cheetahs, rhinos or tigers at Australia Zoo the funds go towards supporting wild cheetah and rhino conservation work in Africa and employing a team of 60 rangers in Sumatra to dismantle illegal tiger snare traps. We've funded and participated in over 50 conservation studies, researching more about how to better protect our planet. Here at Australia Zoo we want to continue to make Steve proud by being Wildlife Warriors educating and inspiring others to make a difference while doing everything we can to protect our Mother Earth.
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Robert Irwin had to hold back tears earlier this week during an interview where he was discussing the impact of bushfires on wildlife in Australia.
The 16-year-old said: "It's definitely an ongoing issue and we're just trying to do our best to help in any way we can. But it's a pretty tough situation. We're absolutely heartbroken."
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