Australian bushfires: Seth MacFarlane donates $1 million to Irwin family zoo

Seth MacFarlane and Irwin family.
Seth MacFarlane and Irwin family. Photo credit: Getty

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has donated $1 million to Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital. 

He is the latest celebrity to donate to Australia's recovery in the wake of its worst bushfire season on record. 

The donation will aid in the influx of animals affected by droughts and bushfires brought to the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital, owned by the Irwin family.  

The wildfires have had destructive impacts on populations with reports estimating one billion animals have been killed by the infernos. 

Australian Zoo Wildlife Warriors, founded by Steve and Terri Irwin in 2002, revealed the actor's donation on Twitter on Friday.

The money will go towards a new koala intensive care ward, which will be named in recognition of Macfarlane for his kindness. 

"Plans for the Perry Macfarlance intensive care ward are well underway and we'll soon begin construction on this crucial expansion to the hospital," the tweet read.

Terri Irwin thanked Macfarlane on Twitter for bringing hope for the future of koalas. 

"This donation will enable us to not only treat more koalas but to also more effectively treat koalas with burns and severe injuries."

Bindi Irwin thanked MacFarlane via Twitter, calling him a wildlife warrior. 

Nicole Kidman, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio and Pink are some of the other celebrities who have donated towards bushfire relief. 

 

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