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The 57-year-old told the Courier Mail on Friday the loan would cover the animal sanctuary for ‘at least 20 years of fallout’ after the Covid pandemic, which has impacted their revenue due to lack of tourists.

She said: ‘We are 11 years from the GFC and still feeling the ripples of that. So I want to be prepared for whatever’s coming next.’

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Financial life line: Terri Irwin revealed she's taken out a bank loan to cover Australia Zoo 'at least 20 years of fallout' after Covid - following rumours she 'might explore selling' the animal sanctuary. Pictured is Terri with her daughter Bindi

Financial life line: Terri Irwin revealed she’s taken out a bank loan to cover Australia Zoo ‘at least 20 years of fallout’ after Covid – following rumours she ‘might explore selling’ the animal sanctuary. Pictured is Terri with her daughter Bindi

With the Sunshine State opening borders next month, she is hoping that another virus wave will not hit but said that she has strategies ready to go to prevent the zoo from going under.

The Irwin Matriarch noted that the pandemic was a difficult time as she needed to continue paying her $80,000 a week bill to feed the 1,200 animals in their care.

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