Australia’s wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, particularly after the 2019-2020 bushfires injured an estimated 3 billion animals. The fires affected the area’s bird populations, wild koalas and even caused a massive phytoplankton bloom.

Thankfully, there are people eager to help out and make a difference for animals in need, like the late Steve Irwin. While Irwin may have played his role in glorifying the captivity of wild animals, he also did a lot of good in the world of conservation through the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation (now known as the Wildlife Warriors).

The Wildlife Warriors is owned and operated by Terri Irwin and her two kids, Robert and Bindi. As part of their conservation work, the Wildlife Warriors funds the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital, which rescues and rehabilitates thousands of animals each year.

Since it opened in 2004, the wildlife hospital has been a vital resource for the area, providing life-saving care to animals. When the wildfires started to ravage the country, the hospital became so busy, they even started fundraising for a new ward to be built to meet the demand.

Now, as Discovery reported, the wildlife hospital has officially saved its 100,000th patient!

It’s a big milestone and shows just how large of an impact one person with a vision can make.

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