KEEN to get down and dirty with the Irwin family?

Now's your chance.

The Sunshine Coast's own wildlife warrior family and Australian Geographic are inviting members of the public to wrestle a croc with them during their next research mission.

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Australia Zoo Croc Research Team will invite the newest recruits (who will need to pay $3500 for the experience) to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York in August.

"Wrestling a crocodile is utterly the most spectacular and special experience you will ever have," Terri Irwin said.

"They are living Jurassic Park.

"It is surreal, it's amazing.

"Most of the crocodiles are not immensely huge but occasionally we get crocodiles over 15 feet in length and when they 'death roll' you feel the earth move.

"It's incredible.

"It's awesome, terrifying, amazing and a great experience and that's what life is all about."

Back home, Terri says the family is enjoying a small window of opportunity for rest before a big week of activities at Australia Zoo for the Easter holidays including a massive free community barbecue and egg hunt.

DANGEROUS PURSUIT: Terri Irwin feeds a crocodile at the Australia Zoo Crocoseum.
DANGEROUS PURSUIT: Terri Irwin feeds a crocodile at the Australia Zoo Crocoseum. Contributed

The Daily caught up with Terri Irwin to chat about the upcoming research trip as well as television and movie projects, expanding Bindi's Island zoo attraction at the zoo and life as a mum of two on the Coast.

 

Q: What's happening in the life of the Irwins these days?

A: It's all very exciting for us at the moment, it's all "go, go, go".

We have some film projects on the horizon and leading up to Christmas we have just really been putting a lot time into Bindi's Island and we'll be adding up to another 22 lemurs by Easter.

 

Q: You're Coast locals through and through but being so busy with the zoo and other ventures, do you ever get to go out and about as a family and enjoy the Coast?

A: It really is a blessing to live on the Sunshine Coast. This is the most beautiful place on Earth.

We are travelling half the time, but the other half we are lucky enough to live right in the middle of Australia Zoo.

I went shopping the other day at the grocery store and I stopped for a few photos with people and conversations.

 

Q: What are your tricks for winding down after a busy day?

A: Physical fitness works for me. It's good to do it in moderation like everything else in life. I'm not hardcore about it, but I like to work out three days a week.

 



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