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Crikey! It's the Irwins

Crikey! It's the Irwins

  • Premiered: 
    October 28, 2018
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  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: celebrity, animal

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Plot Synopsis

CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS is a one-hour reality series that follows the Irwins -- Terri, Bindi and Robert -- as they work thoughtfully and tirelessly to carry on Steve's mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that ensures an abundance of wildlife for generations to come. From running Australia's largest family-owned zoo, Australia Zoo in Queensland, to crisscrossing the world protecting and celebrating the most wondrous animals on the planet, viewers have a front row seat to the sights and sounds of their thrilling wildlife adventures around the globe and the amazing animals that continue to inspire their conservation efforts. In this series, the Irwin work together to care for more than 1,200 animals at Australia Zoo; overseeing a world class wildlife hospital, the largest of its kind in the world; and conducting high-octane global expeditions. Animal Planet audiences ride along with Terri as she propels Steve's conservation mission forward, which has included expanding the once two-acre Australia Zoo into a world-class 750+-acre zoo with 105 acres open to the public. Bindi, now 20 years old, focuses her passion for animals at Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, Australia's best equipped wildlife treatment facility which rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Robert demonstrates a curiosity, deep knowledge and expertise for all the animals around him, as well as an infectious enthusiasm to share this experience with others; a memorable trait often showcased by his father. In the series opener, "Steve's Legacy Continues," Robert -- after months of croc wrangling training with Steve Irwin's best friend Wes -- takes 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.

Season 2 of CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS premiered on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on Animal Planet. In the season opener, "Bosco The Croc's Big Move," the family builds a spectacular new home for their crocodiles in preparation for Australia Zoo's 50th Anniversary. Robert helps move all their crocodiles and alligators by hand, starting with Bosco, the most aggressive croc in the Zoo; Bindi investigates a knee problem on Forest, the Zoo's largest giraffe; and Terri helps Harley the koala find love to help keep the koala population thriving. Later in the season, Robert continues to take on daring missions such as swimming with Gloria, a 12-foot reticulated python in the Zoo's Crocoseum, and learning to handle his first ever wild rattlesnake in Arizona. Terri returns to her home state of Oregon to do a special check-up on Brady the cougar, a species she is extremely passionate about, and Bindi and fiancee, Chandler Powell, release animals that have been nursed back to health at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at from 9-10pm ET/PT, Animal Planet premiered "Life in Lockdown," a special one-hour episode of CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS. It's all Irwins on deck when the zoo closes due to the global pandemic. Terri must race to find funds to keep all the animals fed, while newlyweds Bindi and Chandler jump in, trading their honeymoon for hard work, and Robert faces a risky python rescue.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Eureka