Australian conservationist, zookeeper and television personality Steve Irwin, AKA “The Crocodile Hunter” may no longer be with us after a tragic accident while filming an underwater documentary back in 2006, but his memory lives on and then some through his family — wife Terri, son Robert and daughter Bindi — who will be starring in their very own Animal Planet television show, Crikey! It’s the Irwins beginning Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET/PT.
The premiere episode’s synopsis, per the official press release:
In the season premiere of CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS, among other stories, audiences will see Robert, after months of croc wrangling training with Steve Irwin’s best friend Wes, take the final step in his journey to feed Graham, a huge crocodile at the zoo’s famous Crocoseum. Originally rescued by Steve, Graham is the Zoo’s largest and most volatile big croc, with a history of dragging Steve Irwin into the water during a routine capture, and separately injuring Wes with a surprise death roll that left him hospitalized. Bindi helps tend to Cedar, a rescue koala that has given birth to a rare set of twin joeys who must now survive the 6 to 8-month period before they can leave Cedar’s pouch. Bindi and the zookeepers face ongoing challenges to keep the twin joeys alive as nature and survival of the fittest comes into play as one of the rarest types of koala pregnancies leaves the two joeys struggling and fighting for life.
Twenty-year-old Bindi’s boyfriend of several years, professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell, will also be making sporadic appearances on the show:
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