You know you are famous when you don’t need a last name. Just say “Bindi”, and billions of people around the world will know exactly who you are talking about.
Bindi Irwin … the bubbly, enthusiastic wildlife warrior who has crammed a life extraordinary into her nine years.
Like her father Steve before her, Bindi has been brought up living a very different life. A life full of animals – big and small. She featured on Steve’s “Crocodile Hunter” shows pretty much as soon as she could walk, and was into everything … swimming with dolphins, watching him catch crocs, patting tortoises and travelling in Africa. She is a modern day Tarzan-ess, but rather than her living in the jungle living with animals, they are living with her.
Over a thousand animals to be exact. That is how many creatures live in Bindi’s backyard – Australia Zoo.
Set over 20 hectares, Australia Zoo is a tropical oasis amid beautiful natural bushland on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. As well as the lush greenery and well-maintained gardens, the most striking attributes of Australia Zoo are the adventurous, spacious and artistic enclosure designs seen throughout. The newly created Tiger Temple, built to resemble the famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, is a work of art as well as an architectural first - Tiger Temple boasts the southern hemisphere's only underwater viewing of tigers and cheetahs.
Terri, Bindi, Bob and the crew pack in stacks of wildlife action every day - there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't wait to get up close and personal with YOU! If you've ever wanted to cuddle a koala, hand-feed an Asian Elephant, walk alongside a Bengal Tiger, take a Tasmanian Devil for a stroll, wrap a snake around your shoulders or watch a massive Saltwater Crocodile launch a strike from the water's edge, then Australia Zoo is your ultimate destination.
You might even see Bindi and the Crocmen in action!
Bindi is a fierce conservationist and loves promoting Australia. She has even won an award from the United Nations for her work on Global Warming. She has been appointed as an official tourism ambassador for Australia. She has also been nominated for two awards at the Nickoledeon Awards to be held in October – the Biggest Greenie and Fav Aussie. She has some pretty hot competition, but Bindi can take it out. You can even vote for her if you like by going to www.nickelodeon.com.au.