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WWE star teams up with The Florida Aquarium to raise funds for Australia bushfire rescue efforts

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 14:17:17-05

TAMPA, Fla. — A WWE superstar is partnering with The Florida Aquarium on a worldwide scale in order to save wildlife affected by the bushfires in Australia.

Thaddeus Bullard, aka Titus O'Neil, are coming together to raise critical funds on Saturday. Net proceeds from every general ticket sold, as well as any donation designated through the Aquarium's online donation on Jan. 11, will be donated to Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital and rescue efforts.

Titus, through his Bullard Family Foundation, is matching funds raised by the Aquarium up to $25,000.

The Australia Zoo was started by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri. Terri Irwin and her two children have continued conservation and education efforts after Steve Irwin's death.

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will use the funds to support its long-term commitment to saving wildlife and wild places and held with current relief efforts.

Titus O'Neil gave a statement about why raising money is so important.

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.