Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Irwin fan offers goanna placenta tribute

`Wil Kemp, a reptile keeper at Rockhampton Zoo, in central Queensland, and his fiancee Kahila Pepper, named their son Tai, who was born prematurely on September 5, after the taipan. [..]

As news of the Crocodile Hunter’s death reached Mr Kemp and his fiancee, they gave Tai the middle name of Irwin after their wildlife hero.

And now they say they will feed Tai’s placenta to their three pet goannas, which live in pits in the family’s backyard bordering the zoo, following a family gathering on Sunday.

“I think we’ll just break some beers, chuck it in and do it,” Mr Kemp, 21, said.’

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