The Irwin family continues to save hundreds of animals from bushfires in Australia
Steve Irwin, famous Australian TV host, wildlife expert and conservationist, passed away almost 13 years ago, but his family is keeping the Crocodile Hunter’s legacy alive by treating hundreds of animals rescued from the bushfires in Australia at their Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland.
Collectively, Steve’s widow Terri and his two kids Robert and Bindi have treated more than 90,000 animals at the zoo’s 24/7 medical unit since they opened 16 years ago—and since the wildfires have caused their patient intake rate to skyrocket, the hospital is busier than ever.
Robert recently posted a photo of their record-breaking animal patient to his Instagram page, saying: “This is patient number 90,000 that the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has treated. ‘Ollie’ the orphaned platypus is receiving round the clock care until he can be released back to the wild.
“Over the last 16 years, the hospital has provided 24/7 wildlife rehabilitation and an incredible animal rescue service,” he added. “We’re so proud of this world-class facility! Thank you for your support—with pressures from drought to bushfires, wildlife need our help now more than ever.”