Wildfires in Australia are at their highest in recorded history and reports have confirmed that this year alone over a half a billion animals have died in the flames. Koala bears have seen more than 30% of their entire population destroyed and it’s wildlife conservationists like the Irwin family who have helped so many during these times.
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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 @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties. 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 honour her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can. ???
21-year-old Bindi Irwin wrote on Instangram January 2nd, “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 @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties.”
Not only has the blaze been affecting wildlife but more than 1,400 homes have been destroyed and people who live in Sydney are experiencing toxic fumes falling down onto the city. People have been seen choking due to the intense pollution in the air.
If you’re interested in helping those people affected by the wildfires you can donate to the Red Cross here. You can also donate funds to WIRES to help the animals who have been victims of the wildfires.