Dancing with the Stars

Bindi Irwin Names Baby Koala After ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Partner

Bindi Irwin has a sweet surprise for her Dancing with the Stars partner Derek Hough when he comes visit her in Australia. She revealed on the morning show Sunrise that the Australian Zoo has named a koala after him.

“I am excited because Derek will be visiting Australia very soon to meet his own name sake,” she said.

On Thursday, the zoo made the announcement on social media:

Check out @derekhough the #koala! Although he may not be as smooth on the dance floor or as light on his feet as his namesake, he sure is good at melting hearts! You can spot him at our koala ‘mums and bubs’ area throughout the day where the koalas are always keen to pose for a photo! If you happen to snap a pic, share it with us by using the hashtag #AustraliaZoo!

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