By Jessamy Tredinnick For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:41 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 00:47 GMT, 8 January 2020
Bindi Irwin has spoken out and said that she wishes her late father Steve was still alive, after it was revealed that more than a billion animals have died in the Australian bushfire crisis.
The 21-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a snap of Steve holding an animal, saying that he 'worked so hard to protect wildlife.'
Bindi said that she wishes she could talk to her father for 'advice and strength' as bushfires devastate the country.
'He worked so hard to protect wildlife': Bindi Irwin says she wishes late father Steve was still alive after it was revealed more than a BILLION animals have died in the bushfires
'Dad spent his life working so hard to protect wildlife and wild places, especially in Australia,' Bindi's post began.
'I wish he was here right now to give advice and strength during this time of devastation with the bushfires.'
She added that she hopes she can make him 'proud,' saying: 'I know that his spirit lives on through our conservation work and I hope together we can make him proud.'
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