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Bindi Irwin and Family Saved Over 90K Animals, Including Australia Wildfire Victims

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The Irwin has helped rescue 90,000 animals including those falling victim to the ongoing wildfire devastation in Australia and Bindi Irwin shared her photos on social media.

Terri Irwin, the widow of Steve Irwin, and their children, Bindi and Robert, own and operate the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. “Wildlife Hospital takes in animals from all over Australia. Hundreds of grey-headed flying foxes, a species listed as vulnerable, have been flown to Queensland after the rescue centre they were recovering in was at risk from fire and evacuated,” Bindi Irwin posted on Instagram, along with images of orphaned fox cubs recovering from the fire.

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Our @AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital takes in animals from all over Australia. Hundreds of grey-headed flying foxes, a species listed as vulnerable, have been flown to Queensland after the rescue centre they were recovering in was at risk from fire and evacuated. Some of the orphans are now being cared for by the team at the hospital until they’re big enough to go home, and there’s no threat of fire. 🦇 In September, flying fox admissions to the hospital skyrocketed by over 750% due to drought conditions and lack of food. Flying foxes are now being drastically affected by wildfires and we’re again seeing an influx of these beautiful animals from across the country. This week, we treated our 90,000th patient. To cope with so many animals being admitted to the hospital, in 2019 we opened a sea turtle rehabilitation centre, sea snake ward and are about to complete a new bird recovery area, but it’s still not enough to keep up. We need to build a new ward for our patients. Wildlife Warriors from around the world are asking how they can help us save native wildlife, you can donate on our website www.wildlifewarriors.org , or support our fundraiser to start construction of our newest ward by visiting the link in my bio! 💚

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“This week, we treated our 90,000th patient,” she wrote in the post.

The 90,000th patient is a platypus rescued from the inferno, who the family named “Ollie.”

“‘Ollie’ the orphaned platypus is receiving round the clock care until he can be released back to the wild,” Robert Irwin posted on Instagram, adding, “With pressures from drought to bushfires, wildlife need our help now more than ever.”

The raging fires, which have burned over 12.35 million acres of land — about twice the size of Vermont — is believed to have killed nearly 500 million animals since the start of Australia’s bush fire season in September, according to estimates from ecologists at the University of Sydney.

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Blossom the possum was admitted to the #AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital after being caught in one of the bushfires burning in other parts of Queensland. We have such an incredible team who work day and night to protect gorgeous animals like Blossom. Devastatingly this beautiful girl didn’t make it even after working so hard to save her life. I want to thank you for your kind words and support. This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Now more than ever we need to work together to make a difference and protect our Mother Earth. For more on how you can become a Wildlife Warrior visit www.wildlifewarriors.org 💙🙏🏼

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