News

Irwin kids stoked about own safari

Bob Irwin shows how a giraffe drinks.
Bob Irwin shows how a giraffe drinks. john mccutcheon

BINDI and Robert Irwin could barely contain themselves after they welcomed their first guests to Africa.

"I think it is one of my favourite places in the zoo," the seven-year-old beamed after being asked about what he thought of the exhibit featuring rhinos, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs.

"I was so excited," Bindi said.

"It is such an incredible day. We are really carrying on Dad's legacy."

An even more animated Robert, waving his arms around in exactly the same way his Dad would, said: "It is so good we will be carrying on in Dad's footsteps."

The seven-year-old has been to South Africa.

"I think Africa here is even better than Africa over there."

His mum and sister said it was a pretty decent endorsement for the new exhibit.

Terri said it had been no easy task bringing together rhinos, which can weigh up to 3600kg, with 1200kg giraffe and zebra weighing up to 450kg.

Even the youngest rhino, Savannah, who is only five months old after being born at the zoo in April, tops the scales at 350kg.

Terri revealed the zoo could soon be having more babies on the way with two of the giraffes going on their first date.

"Perhaps we will hear the pitter-patter of two metre long feet in a little while," she said.

Bindi later demonstrated her prowess in feeding one of the zoo's biggest crocodiles at the Crocoseum show.

Robert, who was famously held as a baby by his dad while Steve fed a crocodile, was kept well back from the beasts and any media who might have been 'stalking him'.

Topics:  australia zoo, bindi, robert, steve irwin, sunshine coast, terri


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Demolition crew tears woman's home down while she's inside

A Coolum resident has found herself stranded in her own home after demolition crews arrived at her unit block and started tearing down the asbestos filled building around her. She was told to stay inside as men in bio-hazard suits worked just outside her back door.

Workplace Health and Safety investigation into demolition site

Treasurer supports plans for medicinal cannabis hub

Adam Benjamin of Medifarm wants to supply medicinal cannabis and hopes to transform the canelands of the Sunshine Coast into Potlands. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Curtis Pitt has positive response

Bomb scare accused to face drug trial in Supreme Court

DISPOSAL: A bomb squad officer investigates the discovery of a device at Peregian Beach on April 20.

David John Ogden was allegedly found with 28g of meth in July

Latest deals and offers

Dog squad and POLAIR helicopter assist in Coolum arrest

AROUND 3.15pm on Sunday, May 22 officers from the Sunshine Coast Dog Squad located a stolen Toyota Camry in the Coolum Beach area.

Demolition crew tears woman's home down while she's inside

A Coolum resident has found herself stranded in her own home after demolition crews arrived at her unit block and started tearing down the asbestos filled building around her. She was told to stay inside as men in bio-hazard suits worked just outside her back door.

Workplace Health and Safety investigation into demolition site

Treasurer supports plans for medicinal cannabis hub

Adam Benjamin of Medifarm wants to supply medicinal cannabis and hopes to transform the canelands of the Sunshine Coast into Potlands. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Curtis Pitt has positive response

Bomb scare accused to face drug trial in Supreme Court

DISPOSAL: A bomb squad officer investigates the discovery of a device at Peregian Beach on April 20.

David John Ogden was allegedly found with 28g of meth in July

Aggression the wrong expression

News

A series of forums will be held educating against violent behaviour.

City’s most eligible bachelors go up for auction

Australia's favourite redhead twins and celebrity bachelors Stevie and Andy Mac will perform and be auctioned off at the Pink Hope Charity Male Auction Gala.

All women need to do is bid for the man who catches their eye

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago