Crikey! Did you know tomorrow, November 15, is Steve Irwin Day at Australia Zoo in Brisbane?
There’ll be a ton of ripper activities down at the zoo for the day, kicking off with a free BBQ breakie in the carpark from 6am. Gates open at 8am, and Terri Irwin will launch the day’s festivities at 10am at the Crocoseum, along with Captain Paul Watson from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This will be followed by a Bindiwear fashion parade, a special performance from Bindi and the Crocmen, an Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors show featuring Terri feeding the Crocodiles, a performance from Australia’s very own Thirsty Merc, and the chance to be the first to play the new Nintendo Wii and DS Planet Rescue games: Wildlife Vet, Animal Emergency, Endangered Island, and Ocean Patrol – designed to teach young players to save, nurture and heal endangered animals.
And in true Steve-o tradition, come along dressed in your Khakis and get 10% off admission to Australia Zoo and a free gift.
Both Terri and Bindi Irwin will be available all day to sign autographs.
Steve Irwin Day aims to raise money for Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, and to help continue Steve’s conservation work and the preservation of wildlife and wild places. Terri Irwin has made an international plea to stop whaling, joining forces with the Oregon State University (OSU) Marine Mammal Institute to gather non-lethal biological research from Humpback Whales. She aims to raise a total of $1.5 million for whale research for the next three years.
“We will be celebrating Steve’s life and achievements through Steve Irwin Day on November 15,” said Terri. “Steve left behind an extraordinary legacy, which we will make sure lives on forever. Together, we can stand shoulder to shoulder to honor this remarkable man. It is only with your help that we can achieve the vision of one man who truly made a difference.”
If you can’t make it on the day, the festivities will be broadcast by webcam here.