Thousands of people attended Australia Zoo today for Steve Irwin Day - a day for celebrating the life of Steve Irwin, also famously known as the Crocodile Hunter.
The event, which was also streamed live on the Internet, was also an opportunity to raise money for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to help continue Steve’s conservation work and the preservation of wildlife.
All money rasied on the day will go towards whale research equipment. Specifically:
- Satellite Tags $3000 each (24 tags needed)
- Data Recovery $18,000
- Research Vessel $18,000
- Use of research vessel $1500 (per day for 15 days)
Today’s event also marked the opening of the new Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo. The hospital, which cost $5 million to build, is expected to treat 6,000 patients per year. Terri Irwin says that the hospital was built in memory of Steve’s mother.
In the foyer of the new wildlife hospital presents Steve’s words about his mother.
She was the greatest wildlife rehabilitator in the world, a true pioneer. She was my legend and in my heart she will live forever.