The Irwin family has helped over 90,000 in Australia wildfire emergency
Yesterday, we reported the devastating revelation that almost half a billion animals have perished in the devastating Australian wildfires.
However, amid the chaos of the situation, there have been glimmers of hope for the animal population Down Under, and now it has been revealed that the Irwin family has helped over 90,000 animals during the crisis.
This woman risked her life to save a koala from the wildfires:
The announcement was made by Bindi Irwin on Instagram today. Taking to the social media platform, the 21-year-old wrote: "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 @AustraliaZoo 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 honor her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can. "
This revelation comes just days after a cyclist took to Instagram to reveal that a koala flagged her down in a desperate bid to obtain water.
Koalas are one of the animals most at risk from the flames because they feed on highly-flammable eucalyptus leaves. Earlier this year, they were declared functionally extinct, as per the Conservationist.
However, it is not just the animal population who have been devastated by the blaze. Highly toxic fumes have been spiraling into the air, and people in Sydney have been reported to be "choking" on the intense pollution this has caused, the BBC reports.
If you would like to help those affected by the wildfires, you can donate to the relief and recovery efforts being made by the Red Cross here, and you can assist the animal victims by donating to WIRES here.