21 November 2008
One man can make a difference. You can make a difference… and you did!
Steve Irwin Day 2008 was a huge success with thousands of fellow conservationists from around the world joining forces to remember the one and only Crocodile Hunter.
Avid Wildlife Warriors poured into Australia Zoo as early as 6am, enjoying a free sausage sizzle and stacks of entertainment and environmental activities in the car-park. And it wasn’t long before the gates were open and guests were soaking up the atmosphere of the biggest event in the Australia Zoo calendar.
The day was officially opened in the Crocoseum by Terri and Captain Paul Watson from the Sea Shepard Conservation Society.
Throughout the day, the Crocoseum turned into a Rock-o-seum with LIVE performances by Bindi and the Crocmen and internationally renowned band, Thirsty Merc! Wooo-hoo!
Between shows, guests were flat out like a lizard drinking enjoying a whole heap of fun activities including: didgeridoo making workshops, sheep shearing displays, sand sculpturing, reptile races, Ele pat competitions, fashion parades… and the list goes on!
The day also saw the official opening of the new Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, Australian Wildlife Hospital. Invited guests and hospital ambassadors, including Khaliah Ali and Lisa Origliasso were amazed by the state of the art wildlife facility which was inspired Steve and his mum, Lyn Irwin.
The extraordinary day was ‘topped-off’ with the Steve Irwin Day Gala Dinner. Held in Brisbane, the black-tie event was a great success raising additional funds for Wildlife Warriors. Wooo-hoo!
Thank-you to everyone involved in Steve Irwin Day, Backyard Campout and Khaki Day activities. You dedication and commitment to wildlife and conservation has helped Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to support various Whale Research projects around the world. You made a difference!
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