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Crikey! It's the Irwins

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Croc hunter's legacy lives on in fun, cheerful family show.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

A great family show

Don't quite understand the age 8 rating. I watched with my 6 year old grandchild and he was glued to the tv. No bad language. No scenes of violence. This is a show about a zoo and how they are trying to save endangered species. What a great way to involve your kids at an early age about the importance of all the animals around us.
age 2+

old fan

I just saw your show for the 1st time when Burrow had her 1st ultrasound and I have to say, growing up watching your father ( i'm 36 ) it brought a tear ( or more ) to my eye. This is a great show, and I am very proud of you kids for following in your parents footsteps. You are an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This cheery, positive series highlights the efforts being made to continue Steve Irwin's work at the Australia Zoo. From helping a koala with a pair of developing twin joeys to training teenager Robert to lead the popular croc show in the zoo's Crocoseum, the likable Irwin trio showcase the expanded preserve and how they work with the many animals they are responsible for. They also highlight the different ways the zoo staff works with the animals to ensure their health, improve their breeding potential, and make sure they're happy in their habitats.

Not surprisingly, there are lots of references to Steve Irwin, including excerpts from his other shows, where he's shown in different parts of the world interacting with different animals. He's also shown discussing, and sharing moments with, his children. But rather than creating overemotional moments, these scenes are used to celebrate the conservationist's life and to highlight how much he continues to be part of people's (and animals') lives today. Overall, Crikey! It's the Irwins may feel a bit nostalgic, but it offers a very contemporary look at Australian animal conservation.

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