1 July 2014
As Bindi Irwin nears the edge of sweet sixteen, Australia Zoo prepares to hold the country’s biggest jungle onesie party for her birthday. Opening its gates to children for free, July 24 will see guests to the zoo enjoy amazing wildlife, jungle-themed entertainment, and the opportunity to celebrate Bindi’s 16th birthday with her!
We took five with Bindi ahead of her birthday to chat about her plans to celebrate, and her thoughts on growing up.
So Bindi, what do you know about this party Australia Zoo are throwing for you?
We have a huge day planned with a heap of fun at Australia Zoo! Kids aged 14 and under will get in for free to enjoy my birthday celebrations. Australia Zoo will be jam-packed with contortionists, rock-climbing, African-drumming workshops and much more. I hope people will join Robert and I to wear their favourite animal themed clothing or animal onesie, as we attempt to break Australia’s record for the biggest onesie party ever.
That sounds awesome! Will you have a separate celebration with Robert and your mum?
After an amazing day at Australia Zoo, I plan to spend my birthday with my family, Chinese take-out and a good book.
What’s the Irwin family “birthday tradition”?
Robert and I love to spend our birthdays at our home, Australia Zoo. It is a day to celebrate with everyone who visits, and each year the celebrations get bigger and better.
As you get closer to 16, are there certain issues you want to address?
As I get older, I am looking forward to tackling the bigger issues facing our world today. The non-consumptive use of wildlife and over human population tend to be topics that are not openly discussed and until we start talking about these issues, we can't create positive change.
What do you think the future holds for you as you get older?
I am currently studying a Certificate III in Business and Tourism with Sunshine Coast TAFE, and I hope to be able to use this to work alongside my mum to help manage Australia Zoo. I also hope to continue my film work in order to spread my message of conservation. I am simply looking forward to seeing what the future holds.
Bindi’s 16th birthday party will be held at Australia Zoo on July 24, 2014 and starts at 8am. Adult tickets can be purchased here and kids aged 14 and under get in FREE!
Don’t have an animal onesie? There’s plenty of choice in our online retail shop here and we’ll also have a selection available on the day. Now just to choose whether you’ll rock a red panda, glam up like a giraffe, or jump into a croc onesie – we think crocs rule!
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