August 2006

He won’t forget the crocs, by crikey


Enthusiasm: It's crocka-contagious

The Courier-Mail, Thursday 10 August 2006

He won’t forget the crocs, by crikey
News source: The Courier-Mail, Thursday 10 August 2006

Justin Timberlake says visiting Australia Zoo on his 2004 Australian tour was “the best thing I’ve ever done on any tour, ever”.

“I’ll never forget that. I rode an elephant, I fed kangaroos, I fed a croc, held a koala.”

Timberlake visited the Sunshine Coast tourist attraction with his girlfriend Cameron Diaz and obviously has nothing but respect for larger-than-life owner Steve Irwin, who made sure the pop star had some up-close and personal experiences.

“I know he got a lot of flak, but there’s something in that dude’s blood, he’s like one of those animals. It’s crazy, the communication he has with those animals.

“He’s like Dr Dolittle, for real. He knows what those crocodiles are thinking.

“We got in the enclosure and he said, ‘I want to show you how the crocs hunt’… all of a sudden it pops out of the water, we jump back, it came up on the land and he saw how its temperament was and he told us to step back.

“That croc was hungry. I’ll never forget that.”

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