The Irwins are working overtime to help save the animals hurt in the Australia bush fires.
wrote on Instagram Monday. “We’re here to help where we can for wildlife and to treat the survivors. Again, my greatest thank you goes to Australia’s incredible firefighters. If there’s anyone who can band together and lend a hand in crisis, it’s Australians.”
Robert, also a photographer, has been sharing photos of many of the rescues, including Bear the baby fruit bat. Hundreds of these bats have lost their home — and were transported to the zoo, which opened in 1970, from New South Wales.
wildlifewarriors.org,” the family’s non-profit.
Bindi told the heartbreaking story of Blossom, a possum who didn’t make it despite getting emergency care.
“Devastatingly this beautiful girl didn’t make it even after working so hard to save her life,” she wrote. “This is the heart-wrenching truth, every day is a battle to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves,” she wrote. “Now more than ever we need to work together to make a difference and protect our Mother Earth.”
said Terri. “Their injuries were too extensive from the bush fire. They were comforted, given pain relief, and received the best medical treatment possible.” She described the loss as “tough.”
Bindi also shared video of some gray-headed flying fox. They were flown to the Queensland zoo after the rescue center where they had been recovering was evacuated due to risk of fire. While the zoo has a hospital, sea turtle rehabilitation center, sea snake ward and an almost-built bird recovery area, Bindi said, “it’s still not enough [space] to keep up” with the massive number of rescues. “We need to build a new ward for our patients.”
Terri also shared photos of Brian, a koala who suffered from smoke inhalation and had his home destroyed by fire. He’s since been released back into the wildlife in a safe area.
We are so thankful that Brian survived and that there are no fires currently where we are on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. We continue to be inundated by wildlife affected by drought, fire, and storms in other areas. You can help by donating at this link:https://t.co/IWYLLAA5Ne https://t.co/u0tlNFiTAA
— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) January 4, 2020
Patient 90,000 was Ollie, an orphaned platypus, who has been getting around the clock care.
Social media is filled with images of the ecological devastation, especially injured animals and those, including kangaroos, fleeing the fires.