Mini Crocodile Hunters Help Wrestle Crocodile


Australia Zoo says this is a job for either its most experienced, or most expendable staff.

On Saturday (June 11), the late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's zoo began the difficult task of relocating five of its crocodiles.

His wife Terri Irwin clearly enjoys the challenge and working with her children.

"This is the biggest move that we've had in nine years, and it's the first time we've just had everybody on deck," said Terri Irwin, Australia Zoo owner.

With the help of zoo staff, Terri, her 12-year-old daughter Bindi and 7-year-old son Robert, pounced on the crocodile to restrain it.

The zoo's star crocodile, named Agro, weighs 600kg (95 stone) and is over 4.5 metres (15 feet) long. He was originally caught in the wild by Steve Irwin in 1988.

Agro is now middle-aged and can't tolerate the cooler temperatures of the Australian winter, so he'll be moved to a warmer pond.

The crocodile's top jaw is roped after it relaxes to enable it to be lifted to its new enclosure.

The crocodile relocation was filmed by a television crew for an upcoming TV series in the United States.

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