Terri Irwin plans to turn Australia Zoo into Disneyland-like safari park

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Sydney, March 20 : 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's widow erri has announced that she is planning to transform her late usband's Australia Zoo into an international tourist mecca.

"(We) want to be 'Destination Australia' - kind of like that isney feel where a lot of Australians go and see Disneyland and hen (ask) what else is there to do?" news.com.au quoted her as aying, at a breakfast at the zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

"So it will be so exciting for people to come here and be able to ee the wildlife, spend the night, stay as long as they want, ave the spa treatment and the guided tours and the experience nd then be able to lash out and see the rest of Australia," she dded.

Terri also said that the project was likely to be completed in hree to five years.

"I think it's interesting that whenever I brought up the strategy f accommodation with Steve he would always say 'Don't even talk o me about that, that's something that Bindi and Robert are oing to have to worry about'," she said.

"We find it just a bit emotional to think ... it's kind of come o fruition," she added.

As regards speculations that Terri was planning to sell the zoo, he said that any report so suggesting was baseless.

"As far as reports that I'm going to sell the zoo I can say that hen it comes to rumours and so forth no one really knows how hey get started," she said.

Terri also denied that there was a rift in the family, which ompelled her father-in-law Bob to quit the zoo.

"I just can assure everyone that I love Bob dearly ... he's gone hrough so much grief losing his wife and his only son that I ill respectfully just leave it at that," she said.

ANI

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