It may appear to be a glamorous job, but caring for the animals at Australia Zoo is hard and sometimes very smelly work. So, when TODAY show weather man Steve Jacobs decided to swap jobs with Bindi for the day, he discovered exactly what it takes to be a Zoo Keeper.
Steve's day as a keeper began with some basic duties. With Robert and Bindi's help, he fed the Red Pandas, cleaned the glass in the tiger enclosure and prepared some wormy echidna food. These were all light duties compared to his next task- the croc feed!
With Terri and Wes close by, Steve ran into the Crocoseum to meet one of our big salty crocs. For a first-timer, Steve did a ripper job helping out with the demo...he even got to hand feed the massive reptile! Wooo-hoo!
On the other side of the Zoo, our three gorgeous elephants were waiting to get their enclosure cleaned. With a wheel-barrow and over-sized shovel, our budding Zoo Keeper spent the rest of the day scooping elephant poop!
Bindi, normally a Jungle Girl, kept up her end of the bargain and took Steve's spot on the TODAY show as the weather girl. With her own aussie twist, Bindi was great and made Steve's job look easy!