Australia Zoo

1638 Steve Irwin Way
Beerwah, Queensland, QLD 4519, Australia

Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo is a 100-acre (40 ha) zoo located in the Australian state of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast near Beerwah/Glass House Mountains. It was opened by Bob and Lyn Irwin on 3 June 1970 under the name Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park.

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Steve Irwin was the son of Bob and Lyn. He helped at the zoo and became famous for the exposure of animals he did on television.

Steve and Terri changed the name of their now growing wildlife park to Australia Zoo. As filming generated extra funds, Steve and Terri put all money raised from filming and merchandise into conservation and building new exhibits.

Steve unfortunately died from a stingray in 2007.

Australia Zoo won the Australian Tourism Awards for 2003–2004 in the category Major Tourist Attraction. In 2004, the Australian Animal Hospital was opened next to the zoo to help with animal care and rehabilitation. More recently, the zoo was a finalist in two categories for the 2010 Queensland Tourism Awards.

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