Bindi Irwin vows to save as many animals as possible while Australian bushfires rage on

Bindi Irwin attends the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 09, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
Bindi Irwin attends the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 09, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

TV personality and conservationist Bindi Irwin has vowed to save as many lives as possible as devastating bush fires rage on in Australia, destroying wildlife.

The daughter of Steve Irwin confirmed that she and her family were safe and that there were no fires near the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland where they had already treated 90,000 patients.

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Irwin shared a photo of herself standing in front of a photograph of her father Steve, who died in 2006, alongside his late mother, Lyn.

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The 21-year-old captioned the post: "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."

Prolonged drought combined with hot temperates and strong winds have led the fires to spread rapidly.

The worst-affected state in Australia is New South Wales where more than 9.9million acres of land have burned, destroying thousands of homes.

NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a structure at Bilpin. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Images via AP)
NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a structure at Bilpin. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP Images via AP)

Across the country, 20 people are currently confirmed as having lost their lives, including three volunteer firefighters.

Half a billion animals are feared dead as a result of the fires, with at least 8,000 koala bears killed in New South Wales.

Footage has also shown dozens of kangaroos fleeing bushfires in the Monaro grasslands near Bredbo in the region.

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