12 November 2012
BABY crocs, koalas and TV stars held pride of place but it was a beautiful Bindi Irwin and dashing younger brother Robert who stole the show at the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Brisbane on Saturday night.
The younger pair traded their khaki uniforms for classy outfits as they met fans and posed for photos at the exclusive charity dinner organised to celebrate the life and legacy of their dad, crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.
Bindi, now a star of movies and television in her own right, looked stunning in a cream, shoe-string dress featuring lace trimmings, while Robert broke out his best suit and tie.
Some of the special pieces up for auction included Robert's khaki uniform, an outfit from Bindi's Bootcamp, one of Terri's dazzling dresses and the chance to release a rehabilitated sea turtle with the Irwin family and the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.
Also popular with bidders was a chance to join the Australia Zoo crew on the 2013 croc research trip.
The dinner marked the 10th anniversary of Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors being established by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to involve people in protecting injured, threatened or endangered wildlife.
Special guests included international model and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors ambassador Ellie Gonsalves, and Bruce and Denise Morcombe.