Bindi Irwin targets LA for Steve Irwin fundraising.
Bindi Irwin targets LA for Steve Irwin fundraising. Contributed

Bindi takes Steve Irwin fundraising to America

BINDI Irwin is looking to America for fundraising for Australia Zoo's Wildlife Warriors, including the Wildlife Hospital which is under investigation by Biosecurity Queensland.

The popular teenager and American Dancing with the Stars winner posted on her Instragram page about the "very first Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in the USA".

Tickets to the event on May 21, which will be hosted by actress and singer Olivia Newton-John and Dancing with the Stars host, Tom Bergeron start at $657 ($500 US).

"For the first time ever, on Saturday May 21 we are holding the Steve Irwin Gala dinner in Los Angeles," Bindi wrote.

"The night will be a celebration of dad's life and legacy, raising funds and awareness for the conservation work he loved.

"I want to invite you to be a part of this incredible night raising funds for dad's conservation work with our non profit organisation Wildlife Warriors.

"We will be holding unbelievable auctions with all funds raised going to our Wildlife Warriors conservation projects including our Wildlife Hospital, saving the lives of sick and injured wildlife, from koalas to sea turtles and all other native wildlife in between."

Biosecurity Queensland has been investigating the Wildlife Hospital since October, following reports by the Sunshine Coast Daily.

A spokeswoman for Biosecurity Queensland has said the investigation was now almost complete.

"Biosecurity Queensland has interviewed a significant number of potential witnesses as part of its investigation into complaints received about the standard of care at the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital," the spokesperson said in a statement.

"A large amount of written and verbal statements have been provided.

"A final report is currently being prepared and the investigation is expected to be finalised in the coming weeks."

Australia Zoo and the Irwin family have also received intense scrutiny over the revelations Terri Irwin's brother-in-law, Frank Muscillo had been sacked.

Bindi's grandad, Bob Irwin, has also been publicly supporting a rival zoo, Wildlife HQ at the Big Pineapple in Beerwah.

Bindi posted a cryptic Instagram post which has sparked debate about whether she was referrring to her grandfather, or her uncle.

"Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family," she wrote.

Gossip magazine New Idea has reported Terri is planning on selling the zoo and moving to America with a boyfriend quoting "sources".



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