Over 90,000 animals have been saved by Steve Irwin’s family

Since opening Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital, the Irwin family has assisted in the rescue of over 90,000 animals. In 2004, Steve Irwin and his wife Terri established the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital.

Steve died two years later after being bitten by a stingray while snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Terri and her children, Bindi and Robert, still own and run the 700-acre wildlife hospital, which employs over 500 people.

The facility rescues, rehabilitates, and releases over 7,000 native Australian animals every year.

Bindi Irwin posted on Instagram, “This week, we treated our 90,000th patient.” The 90,000th patient is a platypus rescued from a wildfire. “‘Ollie’ the orphaned platypus is receiving round the clock care until he can be released back to the wild,” Robert Irwin posted on Instagram. “Over the last 16 years, the hospital has provided 24/7 wildlife rehabilitation and an incredible animal rescue service.”

 “We’re so proud of this world-class facility!” he added.