The family of late Australian conservationist and “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin are following in his footsteps with a new television show dedicated to their wildlife conservation work.
“Crikey! It’s The Irwins” will follow Irwin’s wife Terri and their two children, Bindi and Robert, looking after animals at their Australia zoo in Queensland as well as heading out on various expeditions.
The late Steve Irwin, who was watched by audiences around the world in his popular television programs, died in 2006 after a stingray’s serrated barb pierced his heart while filming off Australia’s northern great barrier reef.
Bindi irwin, who has previously had her own television show, will be seen working at the zoo’s wildlife hospital. Her brother said the family also takes trips abroad.
“Some of the highlights for me are the fact that we are continuing on in dad’s footsteps and everything that we do today at Australia Zoo and with our Wildlife Warriors work is exactly what he started. So in the show we’ll have some amazing moments of reflecting on what he used to do, from feeding crocodiles to cuddling koalas and then you’ll see us doing the exact same things making sure that everything he loved the most carries on into the future,” said Bindi Irwin.
“It’s really following our lives and how we’re honoring and continuing dad’s legacy. It’s all about the work that we do in Australia Zoo, the most hands-on zoo in the world, and it’s following our journey with that. And then also we traveled to so many different places all over the globe. I mean we’ll take you to Africa. We’ll take you to the Great Barrier Reef. We’ll take you up north to remote northern Queensland where we do our crocodile research. It’s all about wildlife, it’s all about conservation and fun as a family,” said Robert Irwin.
“Crikey! It’s The Irwins” debuts this Sunday,October 28th on Animal Planet.