The Australian wildfires have had a devastating effect on impacted areas. The loss is profound, and wildlife has been catastrophically affected in ways no one could anticipate. It’s estimated that 1 billion animals have died as a result of the fires, with countless others injured. It’s a terrible thing to cope with for animal lovers across the globe. For the Irwin family, it’s deeply personal.
Bindi Irwin has spent much of the last several days reflecting on her father’s legacy. Steve was deeply dedicated to wildlife preservation and passed his love for the work onto his family. Bindi shared a heartfelt post on Instagram wishing she had her father’s guidance during this difficult time.
It’s also been an incredibly emotional experience for Bindi’s younger brother, Robert. He and mom Terri appeared on an Australian morning show, Sunrise. While talking about the fires, the 16-year-old was brought to tears describing the damage they’ve seen. The Irwin family has helped rescue nearly 100,000 animals at their Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, but the work is far from over.