Due to the ongoing devastating bushfires in the Australian state, animals in this country are struggling not to die as millions continue to perish in the fires.
A recent estimation of the number of animals that have died in the last three months was close to 500 million, this is according to ecologists from the University of Sydney.
The disaster has been too much to contain despite the rescue operations offered by local Charities and Zoos. This event has led to the involvement of Bindi Irwin, the daughter of late TV personality Steve, who now claims that she and her team at Australia zoo have helped extremely many patients in need.
Bindi is only 21 years of age, and just like many of her agemates, social media is a norm which led to her statement in Instagram which read: “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 honour her by being wildlife warriors and saving as many lives as we can.”
This followed a very disturbing video which showed masses of kangaroos running away from the blazing bush fires. The footage was recorded across the grasslands near the New South Wales village of Bredbo showing the group of kangaroos fleeing to save their lives in desperation as they searched for safe places to reside away from the fires.
The heartbreaking footage was recorded by Mitchell Lyons who made the following comment: “Look, they don’t know which way to run from cars, but they sure know which way to run from the fire.” Mitchell speculated that they probably were coming out ‘to stop for a drink’ since according to him the nearest bush fire was approximately six miles far from the land the kangaroos were running over.
Wildlife specialists have estimated that millions of animals have perished due the Australian bush fires in spite of all the efforts made by the wildlife rescue services to rescue the affected kangaroos and treat their burned feet pads.
Koalas are feared to be the most hit among the many species that have been affected, which include kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats and echidnas. Humans have also suffered choking from hazardous levels of smoke despite being hundreds of miles away.