The 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia are truly something the world hasn’t seen before, and the record-breaking heat and drought are the main reasons behind the enormous bushfires that started back in August 2019, and are going to last.
The world’s attention is on the continent at the moment, and people have been sending out help from all over the world. Many people have taken it to social media to spread awareness about the problem, and one of them was Bindi Irwin, late Steve Irwin’s daughter. She took it to social media to assure everyone that she and her family are safe, and they’re doing everything they can to help the animals in need.
Bindi shared a photo on Instagram and captioned it with:
“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 or our conservation properties.”
She shared that their Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever, and they have officially treated more than 90,000 patients.
She added that her parents dedicated their Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to her grandmother, and she and her family will continue to honor her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as they can.
Bindi Irwin shared a photo of a burnt possum that was treated at the Wildlife Hospital, but she shared that the poor animal didn’t make it. The bushfires have taken the lives of thousands of animals, and even though there are many teams that work day and night to protect these animals, the fires are simply too much spread out.
As Bindi shared, this is the heart-wrenching truth, and 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”.
Australian firefighters have been accompanied by their colleagues from the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand in order to try and fight the bushfires that the world has never seen before, but even though everyone puts their best efforts, it is feared that an estimated half a billion animals have either been lost to the fires or will likely starve due to loss of their food source and habitat.