Slash launches wildlife charity

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2012, 09:22 AM IST

Brisbane: World famous guitarist Slash has joined hands with Steve Irwin`s father to launch a wildlife foundation.

The former Guns N` Roses star helped Irwin`s father Bob to launch the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane.

Slash first met Bob at the Soundwave music festival in Australia in 2010 and they bonded over their shared passion for wildlife. So the singer decided to help with the launch of the new organisation. It aims to educate children about animals, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"He brought some animals down to Soundwave so we got to actually meet, so I was really starstruck... Ever since I can remember from childhood I`ve liked snakes and reptiles and animals in general. But snakes in particular," said Slash.

‘Crocodile Hunter’ star Steve Irwin died in 2006 following a fatal encounter with a stingray while shooting a documentary at the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

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