Bindi Irwin Says She Hopes Australia Can Make Dad Steve Proud During Bushfire Crisis
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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'.
On Tuesday Bindi posted another update on social media which highlighted what the family and Australia Zoo are doing to help.
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."
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."