Steve Irwin’s family honour his legacy by helping over 90,000 animals as Australian bush fires blaze

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The late Steve Irwin’s family have put in a group effort to help Australia’s animals.

The country’s been hit by savage bush fires – millions of animals have died and 24 people have died, and six are missing in the state of Victoria.

Bindi , daughter of the legendary zookeeper, TV personality and conservationist Steve Irwin, took to the Instagram account of her family’s zoo, Australia Zoo, to let people know that they’re doing their utmost to help the wildlife as much as they can.

Steve died from a stingray attack aged 44 in 2006 while filming a documentary. He was survived by wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Robert Clarence, now 16.

Bindi, 21, wrote: “With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks for the people and wildlife who have lost so much.

Bindi wrote that the ‘Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever’
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The Irwin family Bindi, Steve, Robert and Terri
Steve died in 2006 – survived by wife Terri and their two kids
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“I wanted to let you know that we are safe. There are no fires near us at Australia Zoo 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.”

Blossom didn’t survive despite the zoo’s best efforts
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Steve’s family are doing all they can
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Later, she shared a picture of a possum affected by the fires, penning: “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.”

She also reached out to fans to express sincere gratitude: “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.”

Late last year, Bindi led the tributes to her late dad on Steve’s national day.

The 15th November event honours Steve on the anniversary of his death, with Bindi calling him “the world’s greatest Wildlife Warrior and my superhero.”

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