Adam gets up close with a crocodile!

Adam stroking the crocodile

Adam stroking the crocodileSix-year-old Adam has Hirschsprungs disease, a blockage of the large intestine.

Despite his young age, Adam is an incredibly brave young man and has a very strong interest in nature.

Nevertheless, we couldn’t quite believe our ears at Starlight when we heard that Adam’s greatest wish was to visit a real crocodile park and touch the crocodiles – just like his idol Steve Irwin.

So, we sent Adam and his family over to Homestead, just south of Miami along with wildlife presenter Nigel Marvin. As you can see from the pictures, it wasn’t long before Adam and Nigel were in the enclosure with the crocodiles, and then they fed the lions too!