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Published January 17th 2012
The highlight of our school holidays was actually meeting The Irwin Family at Australia Zoo. It began at the Crocoseum - think colosseum but with ferocious crocodiles. Jungle girl, Bindi Irwin (now age 13) has her own kids' wildlife program on TV and it was quite something to see her in action, hand feeding enormous crocs, while her mum, Terri and little brother, Bob looked on. The wildlife show was full of interesting facts and unusual birds and animals, such as native Jabiru, lorikeets and cockatoos.
The zoo itself was great for kids with a free jumping castle, merry-go-round and playground. All the animals are treated well and we really enjoyed the new African Savannah area with giraffes, rhinoceros (including a baby) and zebras.
The famous 'Home of the Crocodile Hunter' lies an hour and a bit north of Brisbane. The focus of the zoo is educating its visitors about wildlife conservation and we certainly came away more educated about many animals, particularly the benefits of crocodiles.