Wildlife Warriors

by on May 27, 2011


my stuffed Reed College griffin mascot wearing a 'Wildlife Warriors' wristband as a collarI got these “Wildlife Warriors” wristbands when my son Arthur was mourning Steve Irwin‘s death, with the proceeds going to Steve and Terri Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors Worldwide conservation fund.

At the time they were only being sold in the US in packs of ten by Discovery Channel/Animal Planet, so in addition to having plenty for myself and Arthur, as shown above I also used one as a collar for my Reed College griffin* to help differentiate it from Arthur’s Reed College griffins.

a tiger-patterned 'Wildlife Warriors' wristbandIn later years they were being widely sold in Australia in “croc-colored” green instead of blue — the green ones don’t seem to be available any more (though you may be able to find them on eBay, but as shown here the Australia Zoo a bright blue 'Wildlife Warriors' wristbandis currently selling them both in a tiger pattern specifically to help save tigers, and in bright blue (the originals were more of a navy blue).

*My son Sam just graduated from Reed College this last Monday — May 23, 2011, Phi Beta Kappa, majoring in Linguistics — and we are very proud of him as always! Reed’s mascot is the griffin, and Arthur and I had gotten some stuffed ones from the college bookstore, with my one, again, wearing a Wildlife Warriors wristband as a collar.

A larger picture of my stuffed Reed College griffin mascot wearing a 'Wildlife Warriors' wristband as a collar

Alas, the bookstore did not have any Reed College wristbands.

updated August 4, 2013


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa July 17, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Hello, I came across your blog when I was searching the internet for the original blue Wildlife Warrior wristbands. My boyfriend broke his beloved wristband after many years of wearing and I would love to be able to replace it. I was wondering if you would consider selling me one of yours? Please contact me at snow_strumpet@yahoo.com – I would be eternally grateful. Love the sword. Happy blogging!


Tané Tachyon July 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Sure, I can send you one — I’ll email you about it.


Selim Caner September 19, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I would hate to ask as well, but after 5 years of wearing mine, it was finally broken. They truly are warrior-like. If you do have extras still, would it possible to send me one as well? If not, that is fine. I am still looking. Thank you so much though in advance if you even get this!


Tané Tachyon September 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Yep, I can send you one as well — I’ll email you about it.


Crystal January 4, 2012 at 12:14 am

Are you willing to send anymore out? I can’t find them anywhere else and I would really like one. Steve was my biggest role model, especially with being an animal lover myself.


Tané Tachyon January 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yes, I still have an extra one — I’ll send you email about it.


Eric Orr February 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

sorry i hate to jump on the band wagon but i have been serching everywere for a new one. After wearing it for 5 years with out ever taking it off (lol) it finaly broke and i cant seem to find them anywere even on e-bay i would be more than willing to pay you for one if you still have an extra?

i would be more than greatfull


Tané Tachyon February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Ha ha ha!* Yes, I have another — I’ll send you email about it so I can get your mailing address.

*I have to stop saying that now, or people might start mistaking me for Romney.


Leah October 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Do you perhaps have another bracelet? My bracelet broke after 5 years of wearing. I love telling people about the bracelet and how much Steve Irwin helped the world.


Tané Tachyon October 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hi! On one hand, considering that of the original pack of ten, I have two, my son Arthur has two, my Reed griffin has one, and I’ve sent off four to the previous commenters above, I should have one last extra one still in the packaging. But on the other hand, right now I’m not seeing it in the cupboard I have extra bracelets in among other things. If I can find it then I’ll send you email.


Leah October 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

That would be great! Hopefully you are able to find it. I don’t mind if it’s not in the package either. I just miss wearing the Wildlife Warriors bracelet.


Tané Tachyon January 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Daniel December 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Hey there, I’ve been looking to replace my original green band for many months, it lasted me many years and I dearly miss it, even Australia zoo cannot help, if you have any left I’d quite happily buy it off you and donate money to australia zoo or something, let me know if you have any left, many thanks


Daniel December 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Oh my email is apethree@hotmail.co.uk


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