As the Australian bushfires continue to ravage the area, many are beginning to mobilize efforts to donate to causes looking to help. One of those people, WWE superstar Titus O’Neil, is partnering with The Florida Aquarium in order to help save wildlife that might be affected by the bushfires.
According to a report from ABC Action News in Tampa Bay, O’Neil will be coming together to help raise funds on Saturday with the Aquarium. Net proceeds from every general ticket sold, as well as any donation made through the Aquarium’s online donation on Saturday, January 11, will be donated to Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and rescue efforts. O’Neil himself will be matching any and all funds raised by the Aquarium up to $25,000, through his Bullard Family Foundation.
In a statement about the event, O’Neil praised Terri Irwin – wife of Steve Irwin and co-founder of the Australia Zoo – and said he was doing anything he could to help. “Terri, Bindi, and Robert are like family to me. During this tragic time, they are using every resource available to do everything they can to save animals injured from the bushfires. After talking with my good friends at The Florida Aquarium, who have an equal passion for saving wildlife, I knew Roger and I needed to tag-team and support Terri and the entire rescue team at Australia Zoo.”