ONE of the world's most revered conservationists Dr Jane Goodall will be honoured at Australia Zoo on Sunday by the Irwin family.

Dr Goodall will be welcomed to the Sunshine Coast tourist attraction as part of celebrations of her 80th year.

The humanitarian and UN Messenger of Peace will have a bench dedicated in her honour at the zoo by Terri and Bindi Irwin, the wife and daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

Dr Goodall is expected to visit Australia Zoo's African Savannah and the koalas at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

Once dubbed 'the woman who redefined man', Dr Jane Goodall has changed perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two.

Over the past two decades however, Dr Goodall has become an international voice for much more, from climate change and habitat destruction to GMO food production and farming.

Dr Goodall is expected to talk through highlights of her amazing life and career:  from catching the attention of the world as a young woman living among  the chimpanzees in deepest Africa to travelling the globe for 300 days per year as a determined and passionate conservationist.

An afternoon event will be hosted at the zoo from 2pm on Sunday, June 8th by media personality and Coast resident Ray Martin.

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