News | Entertainment
26 Jul 2021 14:02
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Russell Crowe has helped save the life of an injured kookaburra

    The 57-year-old actor donated an unknown sum of money to Australia Zoo over the weekend to allow them to purchase an endoscope which was needed to save the injured bird after it swallowed a small fishing hook

    News of the kookaburra’s plight was first revealed by the Twitter account for Wildlife Warriors, the charity set up in 2002 by the late Steve Irwin and his wife Terri Irwin as a way to encourage others to support the protection of injured and endangered animals.

    In the tweet, the charity wrote: “Archie the kookaburra had swallowed a fishing hook when he arrived at the #AustraliaZoo Wildlife Hospital. An endoscope was used to locate the hook, following which it was safely removed using a protective sleeve. Thankfully, Archie recovered and he has returned back to the wild. (sic)”

    And in a follow-up tweet from Terri Irwin herself, it was revealed Russell had donated the funds needed to purchase the life-saving equipment.

    She wrote: “Thank you @russellcrowe for donating the funds to purchase this life-saving endoscope. Archie really appreciated it! (sic)”

    Russell is a long-time friend of the Irwin family – which includes Steve and Terri’s two children, Bindi and Robert Irwin – and previously gifted Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell a fig tree as a wedding gift ahead of their marriage last year.

    Alongside the present was a note which read: “Presented to Bindi and Chandler to commemorate their wedding. Love from Russell Crowe and family.”

    And in response, Bindi marked Russell’s 56th birthday in April last year with a sweet reference to the “beautiful” fig tree.

    She wrote on social media: "Happy Birthday, @russellcrowe. You'll always be part of our family. Even though we can't see you right now, we're giving the beautiful fig you gifted us a hug and thinking of you. ?Hope your day is extraordinary."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     26 Jul: Billie Eilish felt like she "wasn't very talented"
     26 Jul: Anne-Marie wants to be a “private detective” that catches cheaters
     26 Jul: Ariel Winter thinks Britney Spears is “incredible”
     26 Jul: Kelly Osbourne’s pet pooch Polly has died following a “pulmonary heart defect”
     26 Jul: Kevin Hart was offered the chance to go to space – but turned it down because he thought it was too risky
     26 Jul: Britney Spears feels “free to speak her mind” amid her ongoing conservatorship battle
     26 Jul: Lorde has sworn off alcohol after a day drinking session with Seth Meyers
     Top Stories

    The All Blacks Sevens team has overcome a slow start to thrash South Korea 50-5 in their opening match in Tokyo More...

    Another business has fallen victim to Auckland's City Rail Link work More...

     Today's News

    Billie Eilish felt like she "wasn't very talented" 13:46

    The All Blacks Sevens team has overcome a slow start to thrash South Korea 50-5 in their opening match in Tokyo 13:46

    Law and Order:
    The death of a Wellington man last week remains unexplained 13:26

    Anne-Marie wants to be a “private detective” that catches cheaters 13:16

    Why will Taiwan compete as Chinese Taipei at the Olympics in Tokyo? 13:06

    Health & Safety:
    Comedian Jackie Mason, voice of Krusty the Clown's father in The Simpsons, dies aged 93 13:06

    Away from the Olympics and New Zealand tennis player Erin Routliffe is a WTA Doubles champion for the first time 13:06

    Ariel Winter thinks Britney Spears is “incredible” 12:46

    Law and Order:
    The jury is now deliberating in the trial of Eli Epiha 12:26

    Kelly Osbourne’s pet pooch Polly has died following a “pulmonary heart defect” 12:16

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd