A sketch of Steve Irwin by 22-year-old Sharnia-Mae Sturm welcoming animals killed in Australia Bushfires have gone viral. Stretching arms wide open, the sketch shows the late animal lover and expert greeting kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife with open arms saying, 'Don't worry little guys! I'll take care of you!'
Sturm, who is from WA but now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, however said her account has been deactivated following floods of comments.
'So Instagram has deactivated my sketchy_koala account because they believe I have accumulated false likes and comments,' she told fans on her Sketchy Koala Facebook page.
'I guess it's from the sudden outburst of people liking commenting and sharing my drawing. I'm working on getting it back online though! Thank you all for your love and support.'
As of Tuesday, ecologist, Chris Dickman told CBS News that over 800 million in New South Wales and over 1 billion nationally must have lost their lives at the bushfires, a number which is double to the estimated half a billion of last week.
At least 25 people are also feared dead while 20 million acres have been burnt in the wildfire across the country, and authorities say the fires could keep burning for months.