CROC HUNTER’S STRAPPED ZOO FACES JAWS OF DEATH!
“CROCODILE Hunter” star Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo could be shut down for good! Steve’s widow, Terri Irwin, revealed the heartbreaking news that the beloved Queensland attraction was on the brink of collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which spends a whopping $400,000 a week on wages and nearly $80,000 to feed its menagerie of
1,200 animals, had no income and just six weeks’ worth of food when it was forced to close its doors.
Although it reopened to the public on June 12 with a skeleton crew, the mom of Bindi, 21, and Robert, 16, said she “can’t even come close to paying the bills,” and that they’ve only managed to stay afloat — so far at least — thanks to government assistance. “Sometimes at the end of the day I’ve just got my head in my hands wondering what we’re going to do tomorrow,” Terri lamented. “This was Steve’s passion. Steve would say to me, ‘If anything happens to me, make sure the zoo continues.’ So it’s really important that we keep this going.”
Steve Irwin died when a stingray’s barb pierced his chest in 2006 Steve’s family (from left): son Robert, wife Terri and daughter Bindi