Published: Wed, January 08, 2020
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Bindi Irwin's Family Has Treated 90000 Animals Amid Australian Fires

Bindi Irwin's Family Has Treated 90000 Animals Amid Australian Fires

"There are no fires near us @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties", she said.

Bindi Irwin and her family, who own and operate the Australia Zoo, have dedicated the past few weeks to treating and saving as many animals as they can that have been hurt in the devastating wildfires in Australia.

"Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a option to embrace and contain different caring folks within the safety of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife - from the person animal to a complete species", its web site said.

Bindi's brother, Robert Irwin, said on social media that Ollie, an orphaned platypus, was patient number 90,000 at the Australia zoo's wildlife hospital.

Robert Irwin is feeling the pain of the animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. "We're so proud of this world-class facility!"

More than 12 million acres have burned, dozens of lives have been lost, thousands more people have been evacuated and at least 2,000 homes have been destroyed in bushfires that are devastating parts of Australia. "Our Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever though, having officially treated over 90,000 patients", the Animal Planet star wrote. She and her household personal the Australia Zoo and the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Now it's not just the wildlife, it's also affected Australians with their lives and their homes. You need to put things into perspective and worry about the bigger things in life first".

"I wanted to let you know that we are SAFE", Bindi added. "The true loss of animal life is likely to be much higher than 480 million", the statement reads. He is one of dozens of US firefighters who have volunteered to come to Australia.

Science for Wildlife executive director Dr Kellie Leigh told the New South Wales upper house inquiry: "We're getting a lot of lessons out of this and it's just showing how unprepared we are".

Asked to comment on the impact of the fires, Robert's previously professional tone gave way to an emotional reflection on the toll the fires have taken on the environment.

Milder temperatures on Sunday brought hope of a respite from the fires that have so far claimed at least 24 lives and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.

Many of those who have been rescued come as Australia is ravaged by historic forest fires.

Prolonged drought combined with hot temperates and strong winds have led the fires to spread rapidly.

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