Chandler Powell, Bindi Irwin

Animal Planet’s ‘Crikey! It’s The Irwins’ COVID Special Plus Season Three News

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Animal Planet’s Crikey! It’s the Irwins has news from down under. There is a new COVID special plus a season three announcement.

The late Steve Irwin’s family is growing larger as Bindi has wed Chandler Powell and now the two are helping to save more animals at the Australia Zoo.

They have all had a rough stretch of road with the unprecedented bushfires of Australia in the last year that decimated wildlife, to the pandemic threat we all face now.

The family work at Australia Zoo in Queensland and film much of Crikey! It’s the Irwins there too.  Newlyweds Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell never quit and spent their honeymoon caring for the 1,200 animals that are home at the facility.

Crikey! It’s the Irwins COVID special and season three

Stay at home orders are tricky when “home” is a 1,000-acre zoo.

This all-new Crikey! It’s the Irwins special features the Irwin family – Terri, Bindi, Chandler and Robert – who take Animal Planet audiences for a ride and a personal look at their work and new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their work does not stop, but how they manage it has many workarounds.

During the temporary closure, they must care for  the 1,200 animals they have dedicated their lives to at Australia Zoo.

This special episode of Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life In Lockdown will air Saturday, June 27 at 10 PM ET/PT. Additionally, Animal Planet has greenlit season three of the series Crikey! It’s the Irwins which will premiere in late summer or fall of 2020.

Who are the Irwins?

The award-winning series Crikey! It’s the Irwins premiered on Animal Planet in 2018 and is the continuance of the late Steve Irwin’s mission to bring people closer to animals and inspire them to become Wildlife Warriors.

A Wildlife Warrior is someone who works with others in the goal to protect and preserve our environment and its wildlife.

With this mission in mind, the Irwins have figured out how to do all this during the COVID-19 pandemic.  New couple Bindi and Chandler, who started their lives married in the beginnings of the pandemic, have spent their honeymoon with Terri and Robert as their family must enact an emergency plan and figure out the management plans to ensure the Australia Zoo animals remain healthy.

The family has a long legacy of being great stewards of the wildlife and the legacy of Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, means they all have big shoes to fill and fond memories of a warm and funny man who brought the exotic animals of Australia to people all over the globe.

Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life In Lockdown shows how to properly take care of animals in the zoo during the COVID-19 pandemic. And even though they’re in home-quarantine, the Irwins have never been more active and jam packed with tasks.

The special and the series will show them all in action as they overcome unexpected obstacles while running both Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo wildlife hospital, one of the world’s biggest and most purpose-built wildlife hospitals that gives injured wildlife a fighting chance to survive nearly anything,

More fan information

Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life In Lockdown Animal Planet fans can join the conversation around Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life In Lockdown on social media by using the hashtag #CrikeyItsTheIrwins and follow Animal Planet on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

The first two seasons of Crikey! It’s the Irwins can be viewed in their entirety by audiences in the U.S. on the Animal Planet GO app.

The executives in charge of the series include Animal Planet’s Erin Wanner as executive producer along with Sarah Russell as supervising producer. Also Paul Franklin, Chris Culvenor, Wes Dening, Rikkie Proost and Rod Parker serve as executive producers.

Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life In Lockdown will air Saturday, June 27 at 10 PM ET/PT.

April Neale

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