After having to temporarily close their doors due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Australia Zoo is back in business and so is Season Three of Crikey It’s The Irwins!
The Animal Planet series has resumed filming following a three month break due to the pandemic.
Chandler Powell, 23, shared the exciting news alongside a series of on-set photos featuring his wife Bindi Irwin, 21, and the crew.
Back to work: Chandler Powell revealed that the new season of Crikey It’s The Irwins! alongside a series of on-set photos featuring his wife Bindi Irwin and the crew
‘Back into filming season 3 of ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins’ here at #AustraliaZoo,’ he captioned the photos.
‘Get ready for lots of croc action, wildlife rescues, new zoo additions and much more! See you on @animalplanet later this year!’
One of the photos featured Bindi and Chandler posing with the cheerful crew in front of what appears to be one of the crocodile enclosures.
Loved-up: The couple dressed casually in their Australia Zoo uniforms and Bindi wore her long locks down
Another two photos feature Bindi and Chandler holding on to a directors board dated June 29.
The loved-up couple are dressed casually in their Australia Zoo khaki uniforms and Bindi wore her long locks down.
Chandler’s post comes as it was revealed that the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo is financially struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tough times: Chandler’s post comes as it was revealed that the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo is financially struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic
In an Animal Planet special, set to air in August and titled Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life in Lockdown, the Irwin family address the financial struggles the zoo has faced during the pandemic.
In a trailer for the upcoming TV special, Terri Irwin says the zoo’s typical weekly payroll totals $400,000, which accounts for 52 per cent of the business’ income.
‘The pandemic has severely affected Australia Zoo financially… I can’t even come close to paying bills. We’re having to stand down staff and it’s very emotional,’ Terri says.
Money woes: Terri Irwin will address the financial struggles the zoo has faced during the pandemic in Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life in Lockdown
What’s more Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell forfeited the money for their honeymoon to keep the zoo operational.
‘We had originally planned to do a road trip for our honeymoon,’ Bindi says, adding that she and Chandler agreed to instead stay at the compound and look after their 1,200 animals.
Australia Zoo reopened to the public with social distancing measures in place earlier this month, on June 12.
Honeymoon blues: Bindi and her husband Chandler forfeited the money for their honeymoon to keep the zoo operational