San Diego organizations send help to Australia as wildfires continue to burn

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Since September 2019, more than 17 million acres in Australia have burned and Australian authorities have confirmed at least 27 people have died due to the bush fires.

San Diego is coming together in many ways to help those affected by the fires. This includes all those animals that don’t have a voice. It’s been estimated that over one billion animals have been killed by the deadly fires raging through Australia. The death of koala’s are a huge concern for Australian wildlife while they are a pride and joy to many who live there.

In an effort to help, The San Diego Zoo has raised over half a millions dollars to benefit the Australian wildlife relief efforts. All proceeds will go toward all wildlife in need.

Also, the San Diego-Perth Sister City Society presents it’s second annual Australia Day, January 25th at Liberty Station. Australia Day includes music, games, beer and fun from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

If you would like to donate to Australia, the San Diego Zoo is still accepting donations.
You can visit their website at . To learn more, visit

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