Jess spent the day at Australia Zoo yesterday to help celebrate Steve Irwin day with the Irwins. Steve Irwin Day (November 15th) is in memory of Steve Irwin, and helps raise money for the wonderful conservation work Australia Zoo does. You can learn more about Steve Irwin Day and donate here.
You can also listen to an interview with Jess at Australia Zoo here.
“Help us be a Wildlife Warrior, and raise funds this Steve Irwin day, Nov 15!
Funds contribute to wildlife conservation projects within Australia and around the world including; the Australian Wildlife Hospital, tiger conservation in Sumatra, elephant conservation in Sumatra and Cambodia, orangutan conservation in Sumatra, Tasmanian devil conservation, cheetah conservation in South Africa and whale conservation and research.
Please check out more ways to get involved here.”
Lisa & Jess sent in a special message for Terri Irwin on This Is Your Life (Australia)! Terri’s family & friends from around the World helped celebrate her amazing life, her contribution to Wildlife, and her love & dedication to her children & Steve. You can watch the video below.
“AUSSIE singing sisters the Veronicas and a seven-year-old girl who raised almost $20,000 for conservation have been named Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors for 2010.
Terri Irwin today recognised the efforts of the next generation of Wildlife Warriors by honouring Jess and Lisa Origliasso, and young Chloe Tsangaris for their efforts.
The awards were presented at Australia Zoo’s VIP Breakfast attended by over 400 supporters who shared in the 40th birthday celebration for the award-winning Beerwah tourist attraction.
Terri paid particularly tribute to Steve Irwin’s parents Bob and Lyn, who started the wildlife park in 1970 and ran it for 22 years before it was taken over by Steve and Terri in 1992.
Chloe, of Brisbane, is a passionate Joey Ambassador and the highest individual fundraiser for Steve Irwin Day both in 2008 and in 2009, having raised close to $20,000 for conservation projects.
The Veronicas were given the gong for their passion for wildlife around the world, including as Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors ambassadors.
Guests at this year’s VIP breakfast were given an exclusive look at historical memorabilia that has helped to shape the Zoo’s culture and success.
Terri Irwin told guests the Zoo planned to expand into the US market by establishing a new zoo in Las Vegas, to spread the conservation message to the 37 million people visiting the gambling mecca each year.
She said that would be followed by the expansion of the Beerwah facility which would include a resort for 300 to 350 people.”
Congrats girls! :)