According to The Australian, legendary guitarist Slash has agreed to help Steve Irwin‘s father, Bob Irwin, launch the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday, August 22.
Slash himself became well-known during his days with GUNS N’ ROSES as the owner of numerous snakes, although he told The Pulse Of Radio he had to dial it down when he became a father. “I used to have a plethora of snakes, but we got rid of everything right before my first son was born because you have 80, you know, life-threatening snakes around and a baby, you know, who’s going to grow up to be a toddler that’s gonna get into everything,” he said. “You know, I got sort of cold feet about the whole thing.”
Slash was honored last year by the Los Angeles Zoo for his contributions to the wildlife center and is also a trustee on the board.
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