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News Source: The Courier-Mail (26th November 2007)
by Stefanie Balogh
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BINDI Irwin is preparing to make her first appearance on a float in the famed Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade three years after her Crocodile Hunter dad wowed New Yorkers at the annual event.

Steve Irwin was popular with the Manhattan crowd when he appeared on a parade float in 2004 and now his daughter will follow in his footsteps down Broadway at midnight tonight Brisbane time.

In previous years, Australian megastar children's entertainers The Wiggles have also taken part in the over-the-top Thanksgiving celebration that is watched by more than 50 million US viewers.

Bindi Irwin, the pint-sized "wildlife warrior", will make her star turn on the Animal Planet float along with the Crocmen and her mother Terri Irwin.

Macy's spokesman Orlando Veras said the float was "full of very large animals". "It's called Animal Wonders and it features huge, giant animals, a whale, a large elephant, a parrot. It's really about the world of animals," he said.

"This is Bindi's first time in the parade. She is very popular. She is the star of her own show on Animal Planet and we always try to bring the best of Animal Planet in terms of their talent to the parade."

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