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Heroes of the Week: The Irwin Family and the Australia Zoo

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

So many stories of bravery and acts of heroism have surfaced in the fight against those wild fires in Australia.

We’d like pay tribute to the famous family the Irwins this week. Terri, Steve Irwin’s widow took over the Australia Zoo after Steve’s death back in 2006, along with help from their two children Bindi and Robert. Their zoo is home to the wildlife hospital, which has become base camp to many of the animals who have been hurt in those fires.

There have been so many animals lost, but the Irwins have brought in close to 90 thousand animals to that hospital where they are being treated for burns. From possums to fruit bats and grey foxes and a lot of koala bears, all of them have found refuge at the Irwins’ hospital in the Australia Zoo. The staff is working tirelessly around the clock to attend to these poor animals.

For that reason, we’d like to recognize the Irwins and their team as this week’s heroes. Our heart goes out to everyone affected by those fires.

Learn more about their work as covered by CNN.

 

 

 

 

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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