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The Travel Map - November 2008

Australia Zoo, home of the late Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, has over 1000 wildlife species, and is an exciting and educational day out for both adults and children. Steve Irwin was well known in both Australia and the US, for his TV series The Crocodile Hunter, and his work protecting many endangered wildlife species.

Of course, his greatest passion was the protection crocodiles. He and his father Bob Irwin spent much of the 1980s catching and relocating rogue crocodiles. The ones that could not be released back into the wild were given a home at the zoo.

During the nineties, the park grew immensely under the leadership of Steve and Terri Irwin; this also coincided with the success of the Crocodile Hunter TV series.

If you are familiar with the series, you will get see many of the crocodiles that have been featured in the program when you visit the zoo. However, don’t worry if you are not, there are always keepers on hand to recount the fascinating tales of Steve’s dedication in capturing and relocating these endangered species, such as the one about a crocodile called “Agro.” Agro was an angry crocodile that was causing problems among the locals in the Northern Territories. He managed to thwart Steve attempts to catch him for two years. Finally, after a big struggle in which Steve had to call on the locals for help, he was caught and re - homed at the zoo.

To learn more about these beautiful creatures there are shows daily at the crocoseum, where you will see the keepers get up close and personal with the crocs.

Crocodile at Australia Zoo

Crocodiles aren’t the only animals you will see at Australia Zoo though. There is everything from Koalas you can cuddle, to elephants that will eat fruit out of your hand, and if you are brave, you can get your picture taken with a snake wrapped around your neck (I wasn’t, but my brother was, and he kept saying “It is so soft”).

Australia Zoo provides a fun and educational day out. It is located on the Sunshine Coast in Beerwah just an hour north of Brisbane. It is easy to find, just follow the Bruce Highway, there are plenty of signs to indicate where you need to turn off.

For more information check out the Australia Zoo homepage.

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