Celebrating the original Wildlife Warrior

Steve Irwin Day 2012

Steve Irwin Day 2012
Steve Irwin Day 2012 – Photo credit: Ben Beaden/Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo has celebrated the sixth Steve Irwin Day with Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin being joined by Actor John Waters, Olympic swimming gold-medalist Melanie Schlanger and singing sensation Darren Percival in this annual celebration.
Steve Irwin Day is a celebration of the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin. The day  celebrate the things Steve loved most – family, wildlife conservation and fun – while teaching others how they can KHAKI IT!
Terri Irwin hopes the celebrations will inspire future generations of Wildlife Warriors.
“Steve had such a passion for doing his best to protect the planet, and he lived his life fighting to save wildlife and wild places,” Terri said.
“It is my hope that people will be inspired by Steve to do their best to make a positive difference.”
Special guests John Waters, Melanie Schlanger and Darren Percival added their handprints to the Zoo’s very own “Hollywood Walk of Fame”, and Darren performed LIVE in the Crocoseum before Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin fed the crocs!
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell joined Terri Irwin in signing two Memoranda of Understanding about the state government’s commitment to the ongoing protection of wildlife.
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and EMK Coins and Precious Metals (EMK), one of the world’s leading distributors of numismatic products, launched Bindi the Saltwater Crocodile in coin form in a new coin series that will feature Australia Zoo’s saltwater crocodiles.