Irwin's Daughter "A Wildlife Warrior"

NEW YORK (AP) - The media-savvy 8-year-old daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin is doing her bit to promote her native Australia, adding music to her prowess with animals.

Bindi Irwin appeared on stage Saturday as part of the annual Australia Week tourism promotion, singing about snakes and eagles while fellow cast members held live animals.

At least one young audience member was inspired by Bindi's show.

"I want to become a conservationist and go to Australia when I graduate from college," said 7-year-old Megan Meyer.

Bindi's father was killed by a stingray last fall while filming one of his popular television documentaries on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

At an appearance Friday in Washington, Bindi said she is ready to continue her father's work spreading the wonder of wildlife.

"I'm going to become a wildlife warrior just like he was," she said at the National Press Club.