The unveiling of another prehistoric croc species sculpture at Australia Zoo today formed part of the dinosaur-themed celebrations for Robert Irwin’s 10th birthday.
The super croc sculpture features a Parasaurolophus and a Deinosuchus. A Parasaurolophus was a duck billed dinosaur, which weighed around 2.7 tonnes and could walk on either two legs or four, while the Deinosuchus was related to the alligator and lived 80 to 73 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period.
“Wow – what an awesome present!” Robert said.
The latest super croc sculpture was constructed by Australia Zoo artist Cameron Chapman as Robert's birthday surprise.
Following in his father's footsteps, Robert fed his first estuarine crocodile Monty “This has been a dream of mine for many years, and to finally feed Monty - it was so awesome!” Robert said.
Paleontologist Dr Scott Hucknell and the Queensland Museum surprised Robert by presenting him with the world's first 3D version of his favourite dinosaur, Australovenator.
“This is so cool! It’s so exciting to see the Australovenator in 3D,” said Robert.
ERTH dinosaurs roamed around the Zoo all day long, with paleontologist and fossil displays, Jurassic Joe entertained the kids, while the ever popular giant inflatable Jurassic obstacle course was a huge attraction.
Robert's tenth year is gearing up to be a big one, with the launch of his TV show Wild but True which will air on Discovery Kids Asia in 2014.