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How Bindi Irwin’s Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital saved this animal’s life

Bindi Irwin reveals the special act of kindness of her team at Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital who helped orphan animal survive after nearly starving to death










Bindi Irwin and her team at the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital have treated thousands of animals since its inception in 2004.

And on Wednesday, she shared a heartfelt survival story about an orphan animal in their care.

The 23-year-old shared a photo of a small tawny frog – a native Australian bird – perched on a branch in a cozy enclosure.

Sincerely: Bindi Irwin shared a very special act of kindness her team at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital did to help a sick and orphaned animal

She wrote: ‘Sprout the orphaned tawny frog was found emaciated and brought to our @AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital.

The ecologist said the bird was given fluids and plenty of rest to regain strength.

“He is now with a dedicated wildlife keeper who will give him the love and long term care he needs to one day be released into the wild,” the spokesperson added.

All is well: The 23-year-old shared a photo of a small tawny frog - a native Australian bird - named Sprout that perched on a branch in a cozy enclosure.  She said he had been given fluids and plenty of rest and was now in the care of a wildlife warden.

All is well: The 23-year-old shared a photo of a small tawny frog – a native Australian bird – named Sprout that perched on a branch in a cozy enclosure. She said he had been given fluids and plenty of rest and was now in the care of a wildlife warden.

Conservation: Bindi and her team at Australian Zoo's Wildlife Hospital have treated thousands of animals since its inception in 2004

Conservation: Bindi and her team at Australian Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital have treated thousands of animals since its inception in 2004

Bindi’s special act of kindness comes after she shows her eight-month-old daughter Grace is following in her footsteps.

The adoring young mother shared photos of her cub meeting a cassowary chick at the Australia Zoo on Monday.

Grace curiously inspected a cassowary chick and even reached out to touch her new furry friend in a gallery of upsetting photos shared on Instagram.

It is natural!  Bindi's special act of kindness comes after she shows her eight-month-old daughter Grace is following in her footsteps.  The adoring young mother shared photos of her cub meeting a cassowary chick at the Australia Zoo on Monday

It is natural! Bindi’s special act of kindness comes after she shows her eight-month-old daughter Grace is following in her footsteps. The adoring young mother shared photos of her cub meeting a cassowary chick at the Australia Zoo on Monday

Sweet: “Two cute chicks!  Meet Grace's new best friend, Fergo the cassowary chick.  They absolutely love each other! '  proud mum Bindi, 23, wrote in the caption

Sweet: “Two cute chicks! Meet Grace’s new best friend, Fergo the cassowary chick. They absolutely love each other! ‘ proud mum Bindi, 23, wrote in the caption

“Two cute chicks! Meet Grace’s new best friend, Fergo the cassowary chick. They absolutely love each other! ‘ proud mum Bindi, 23, wrote in the caption.

“We are very proud of our breeding program to protect this endangered species. #AustraliaZoo. ‘

Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell welcomed Grace earlier this year on March 25, their first wedding anniversary.

Family: Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell welcomed Grace earlier this year on March 25, their first wedding anniversary

Family: Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell welcomed Grace earlier this year on March 25, their first wedding anniversary