29 April 2014
What kind of dinner conversation would you entertain Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin with if you were given the opportunity to dine with them? Our silent auction winners were lucky enough to take a seat at the dinner table with the Irwin family on Friday night, and were entertained with funny stories from Bindi and news on upcoming conservation projects.
The annual Dine with the Wildlife event was held on Anzac Day and hosted by the Irwin family and a huge array of wildlife, with all proceeds going back to Wildlife Warriors. Anthony and Kate Little joined Terri, Bindi and Robert for a delicious meal and discussed ways they could contribute to upcoming conservation projects.
Having joined the Irwin family on a previous croc trip on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, Anthony Little said that the conversation flowed like they were old friends.
“We have spent time with the Irwins before when we have been on the croc trip with them, so we had a lot to talk about - just finding out what more we could do to help,” Mr Little said.
“Bindi was funny. She told a funny story of them going to see a Brisbane Lion’s football game, but as I’ve already said, the conversation never stopped as it was just like catching up with people we had not seen in a while,” he added.
Kate and Anthony Little described the Irwin’s as “grounded” and “passionate” as they hung out with the family, as well as some cheeky cheetahs, adorable tiger cubs and heaps of other amazing wildlife.
“I think a lot of the public don’t see them as just a normal family. Yes they’re famous and we see them on TV and in the media, but one thing I have learnt is how normal they are and how they just want to keep Steve’s dream alive,” Mr Little said.
Dine with the Wildlife is Australia Zoo’s only annual night time event, and provides much-needed funds for Wildlife Warriors which supports the upcoming Croc Research Trip in August. If you can’t wait until next Anzac Day to support Wildlife Warriors, you can check out other ways you can help here : http://www.australiazoo.com.au/conservation/wildlife-warriors/
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