Steve Irwin's Son Robert Gets Visibly Teary-Eyed Talking about How the Australia Wildfires Have Affected Animals
Robert Irwin got teary-eyed while discussing the devastating impact of the horrific Australian wildfires on the wildlife in the country, especially on the vulnerable species.
The Australian wildfire rages on, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. It has destroyed homes, trees, claimed lives, and most of the wildlife in the country.
Animals mostly endangered by the horrific fire are birds, possums, kangaroos, platypuses, and the not-so-fast, Koalas. Robert Irwin and his mother, Terri, appeared on the Australian show "Sunrise" to talk about the impact of the fire.
SAD AND HEARTBREAKING
When the conversation moved to the Koalas, the 16-year-old teenager got teary-eyed as his mother, explained on the fate of the vulnerable species. She said,
"Being able to treat and help Koalas is few and far between because they are basically incinerated, which I think is absolutely heartbreaking."
The small-looking animals' basic instinct in the face of danger is to climb up a tree. But since the trees are oily, they ignite and burn the animals.
WILDLIFE DEFENDERS AND PROTECTORS
Terri continued as Robert nodded, that after the wildfire passes, Koalas should get classified as an endangered species. She also wants the kangaroos protected, as they serve as an inspiration to overseas visitors.
To her, Robert must play that role at her wedding as they've shared and been through a lot together
The Irwin family work at the Australian Zoo, and have a keen interest in protecting their country's wildlife. The family's involvement with animals began with their late patriarch, Steve Irwin.
"Being able to treat and help koalas is few and far between because they're basically incinerated"— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 5, 2020
Terri Irwin chats about the devastating impact of Australia's bushfires on our vulnerable koala population.
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IF ONLY STEVE WERE ALIVE
The wildfire has caused Terri, Robert, and his sister, Bindi, to miss the deceased. In an Instagram post, the teenager's sister wrote,
"Dad spent his life working so hard to protect wildlife and wild places, especially in Australia."
She added that she wished her dad was alive to give advice and strength as their country battle the wildfire. Bindi acknowledged that Steve's spirit lives on with her family's conservation work.
IT IS ONLY FITTING
The late crocodile hunter also lives on through Robert, and the teenager will take his father's place when his sister gets married later this year. He will walk her down the aisle at her wedding.
The youngster told People in November that he is "Stoked" and honored. He thinks it would be a grand celebration and what Steve would have wanted.
Bindi feels exactly as her brother does. To her, Robert must play that role at her wedding as they've shared and been through a lot together.
The wedding preparations are ongoing. But in the meantime, the Irwins will keep fighting to save as many animals as they can, and hopefully, their efforts will pay off.