We have had a few occasions where we could have visited Australia Zoo while Steve Irwin was still alive, but didn't. I had had the impression that it would be a bit hokey, given Steve's theatrical antics on TV. But this time we actually went in.
I must say it is a credit to his memory, the emphasis on conservation and how we humans can live alongside animals, many of them challenging, especially here in Australia is very well done. The continued work by Terri, Bindi & Robert in Steve's absence shows in what is a very good experience.
Of course their main focus is on Crocodiles, and this magnificent specimen was just one of many.
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