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Crikey! It's the Irwins
Genre Reality television/documentary
Starring
Country of origin United States
Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Culvenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Wes Dening
  • Rod Parker
Production location(s) Beerwah, Queensland, Australia
Running time 1hr
Production company(s) Eureka Productions
Release
Original network Animal Planet (seasons 1–2)
Discovery+ (season 3)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) – present (present)

Crikey! It's the Irwins is an Australian reality television series. Starring Robert, Bindi and Terri Irwin, Crikey! It’s the Irwins follows the family of Steve Irwin, and their work at the Australia Zoo. It premiered on 28 October 2018, on Animal Planet.

On 28 May 2020, it was announced that the show was renewed for a third season, set to premiere later in the year, and that the show would be airing a special episode entitled "Life in Lockdown" showcasing how the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia had affected operations at Australia Zoo on 11 July. The third season is set to premiere on 7 February 2021 on Discovery+.

Premise

Crikey! It's the Irwins follows the family of Australian conservationist and zookeeper Steve Irwin (aka "The Crocodile Hunter") as they live and work at the Australia Zoo. Cameras capture the family caring for all the zoo's animals as well as their home life.

Cast

Episodes

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
0 3 5 October 2019 (2019-10-05) TBA
1 14 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) 27 January 2019 (2019-01-27)
2 12 5 October 2019 (2019-10-05) 21 December 2019 (2019-12-21)

Season 1 (2018–19)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Steve's Legacy Continues" 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) 1.070
After months of croc wrangling training with Steve Irwin's best friend Wes, Robert, Steve's son, takes the final step in his journey to feed Graham, a huge crocodile at the zoo's famous Crocoseum. 
2 2 "Tiger Eyes" 4 November 2018 (2018-11-04) 0.768
It's a big day for Hunter the Sumatran Tiger. He is blind and must be sedated for his annual eye check, so Terri can get closer than usual. The keepers prepare the young giraffe Scarlett for a road trip to South Australia, reuniting her with family. 
3 3 "Giraffe Road Trip" 11 November 2018 (2018-11-11) 0.724
Croc One, Steve Irwin's research ship, is prepared for a mission to release an endangered sea turtle back to the wild; Scarlett the giraffe is reunited back with her grandmother; Grub the wild echidna is released from the zoo's wildlife hospital. 
4 4 "Robert, King Of Cobras" 18 November 2018 (2018-11-18) 0.660
Robert wrangles a venomous 12-foot king cobra named Utah; Dr. Amber visits Tandora to care for wild koalas; back at the zoo, a past injury flares up for a brolga named Bruce, who has been in the Irwins' care for 26 years. 
5 5 "Bindi's Lemur Island" 25 November 2018 (2018-11-25) 0.624
The Australia Zoo's alligator snapping turtles need a wellness check-up, and it's Robert's job to make sure everyone is protected from their powerful bites; Terri and Bindi welcome seven new lemurs from the United States; the Rescue Unit must save possums caught in a chimney. 
6 6 "Irwin African Adventure" 2 December 2018 (2018-12-02) 0.672
The Irwins travel to South Africa. In South Africa, Terri helps release a wild leopard, Bindi learns from the all-female anti-poaching squad The Black Mambas, and Robert tries to photograph Africa's big five game animals. 
7 7 "It's a Baby Giraffe!" 9 December 2018 (2018-12-09) 0.691
Rosie the giraffe gets ready to give birth; Robert has a bloody encounter with a wild python that has entered another animal's enclosure; Terri helps the keepers wrangle a Tasmanian devil named Chief. 
8 8 "Robert's Baby Kangaroo" 16 December 2018 (2018-12-16) 0.582
Bindi and some of the other keepers ready Sophie the Baby Giraffe for her first steps into her enclosure; Robert helps to hand-raise Melman the Kangaroo; Terri oversees a health check for Ravi the Red Panda. 
9 9 "Race to Save the Platypus" 23 December 2018 (2018-12-23) 0.647
Terri helps welcome Mballa, a new cheetah cub from South Africa, to the Australia Zoo family; Robert tries to save a stranded platypus, and Bindi prepares to meet Bert the Koala Joey as he emerges from his mother's pouch for the first time. 
10 10 "Bindi & the Otters" 30 December 2018 (2018-12-30) 0.686
Wes and Robert remove eggs from the nest of Terra and Bosco, two saltwater crocodiles, in a nerve-wracking but necessary venture; Bindi tends to the training of otters Percival and Daisy; Terri makes a zoo volunteer's dream come true. 
11 11 "Swimming With Manta Rays" 6 January 2019 (2019-01-06) 0.759
Robert travels to Australia's Great Barrier Reef to help conduct research on manta rays; the Zoo's Rescue Unit, Wildlife Hospital, and volunteers team up to save a baby wallaby struggling to survive. 
12 12 "Pawing Terri's Heart" 13 January 2019 (2019-01-13) 0.616
Terri attends the exam of a tiger named Charlie to determine if his tumors were successfully treated; Bindi and the Small Mammal Team help develop a vaccine for a Tasmanian devil named Eden; Robert discovers the true sexes of the zoo's shingleback lizards. 
13 13 "Tortoise First Date" 20 January 2019 (2019-01-20) 0.538
Terri helps determine if a rhino named Caballe is pregnant, while Robert hopes to get the zoo's Aldabra giant tortoises to mate. 
14 14 "Steve's Croc Mission Lives On" 27 January 2019 (2019-01-27) 0.595
The Irwin family makes the annual trip to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve to capture, study, and release wild crocodiles, a mission started by Steve and Terri that provides research vital to the protection of Australia's apex predators. 

Season 2 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
15 1 "Bosco the Croc's Big Move" 5 October 2019 (2019-10-05) 0.557
Robert takes on the challenging task of relocating Bosco, the most aggressive croc at the zoo; Bindi must investigate Forest the giraffe's bad knee problem; Terri helps Harley the koala find love at the end of a difficult breeding season. 
16 2 "Robert's Python Swim" 12 October 2019 (2019-10-12) 0.633
Robert gets in the water with Gloria, a 12-foot reticulated python, to swim alongside her for the first time in the Crocoseum; Bindi welcomes home two orphaned kangaroo joeys; Terri helps release a rescued wedge-tailed eagle back into the wild. 
17 3 "Road Trip Rescue" 19 October 2019 (2019-10-19) 0.484
Carrying three baby kangaroos and an emu, the Irwins caravan into the Australian Outback to release the animals on Mourachan, their giant wildlife conservation property; plans shift when they discover more animals in need of rescue along the way. 
18 4 "Big Day for Baby Rhino" 26 October 2019 (2019-10-26) 0.471
Terri helps prepare the zoo's new baby rhino to receive a lifesaving vaccine; Robert is on a rescue mission to save two black swans in very bad shape; Bindi tries to determine if a cranky wombat named Poa might be pregnant. 
19 5 "Crocodile Love Story" 2 November 2019 (2019-11-02) 0.504
It's moving day for Acco, the zoo's biggest crocodile; all goes to plan until his mate Cassie goes into hiding as the team races to reunite the bonded pair in their new enclosure; the rescue unit fights to save a flying fox entangled in barbed wire. 
20 6 "Oscar the Grouchy Frogmouth" 9 November 2019 (2019-11-09) 0.578
Terri returns to her hometown in Oregon to help Brady, a cougar in need of a vital health check. At the zoo, Robert is on a mission to rescue Oscar, a small bird with a big attitude, and Bindi bathes an echidna with bad skin allergies. 
21 7 "Swimming With Steve" 16 November 2019 (2019-11-16) 0.442
Bindi swims alongside whale sharks, assisting with research efforts on the world's largest and least understood fish. Robert works to save an echidna that's tightly trapped under a fridge. Terri joins a closeup exam on a grizzly. 
22 8 "Robert Trains A Dragon" 23 November 2019 (2019-11-23) 0.479
Robert and Indah, a Komodo dragon, participate in an exciting research experiment. Terri tries to save a koala joey with a zero percent chance of survival. Bindi visits friends at childhood favorite spot Oregon Coast Aquarium. 
23 9 "Roberts Alligator Feeding Frenzy" 30 November 2019 (2019-11-30) 0.471
Robert feeds 44 hungry alligators, all at the same time. Terri helps examine Kaitlyn the tiger and makes a thrilling discovery, while Bindi follows the heartbreaking story of her old friend, Zambezi the zebra. 
24 10 "Turtles Take Flight" 14 December 2019 (2019-12-14) 0.586
Robert and Terri take to the skies to release three rescued sea turtles near the Great Barrier Reef. Bindi anxiously awaits the birth of the zoo's first tiger cub in years. Richie helps a baby wallaby in his struggle for survival. 
25 11 "Robert and the Rattlesnakes" 21 December 2019 (2019-12-21) 0.462
Robert wrangles Western Diamondback rattlesnakes in Arizona for the first time, learning techniques passed down by his dad. Terri helps save some of the hospital's tiniest patients: three baby feathertail gliders. Bindi chats with Occa the cockatoo. 
26 12 "Bindi Says Yes" 21 December 2019 (2019-12-21) 0.462
As Bindi celebrates her 21st birthday, she gets a surprise proposal from her boyfriend, Chandler. Meanwhile, things get dangerous as Robert wrangles gators in thick mud. Terri helps with the momentous birth of a baby white rhino. 

Special episodes

No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Crikey! It's a Lookback" 5 October 2019 (2019-10-05)
The Irwins look back on the first season of "Crikey! It's The Irwins" and discuss their favorite moments. 
2 "Bindi's Wedding" 18 April 2020 (2020-04-18) 0.939
Bindi and Chandler prepare for the happiest day of their lives. Weeks before their wedding day, the coronavirus pandemic causes them to make difficult and drastic changes to the wedding of their dreams, but in the end love prevails. 
3 "Life in Lockdown" 11 July 2020 (2020-07-11) 0.546
It's all Irwins on deck when the zoo closes due to the global pandemic. Terri must race to find funds to keep all the animals fed, while newlyweds Bindi and Chandler jump in, trading their honeymoon for hard work, and Robert faces a risky python rescue. 
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