Steve Irwin’s zoo conservation NFTs, SportemonGo is gone, and more

The Crocodile Minter

Australia Zoo, the famous animal sanctuary owned by Terri Irwin, the widow of Steve Irwin or the crocodile hunter, has launched an NFT project called “Wildlife Warriors.”

Wildlife Warriors is also the name of a non-profit organization founded by the Irwins in 2002 which focuses on the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife. All profits from the NFT sales will be donated to the Australia Zoo and Wild Warriors conservation efforts.

The NFT collection is a part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Australia Zoo, and users can now sign up for the allow list to obtain early access to the upcoming drops. However, details on the specific number of NFTs, tiers of rarity, utility, and pricing are sparse at this stage.

“The rare NFT project will comprise of a series of drops, each focusing on a different Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors animal. The NFTs will be randomly generated, non-deterministic, utility-driven and 100 percent unique to the buyer,” the announcement reads.

The NFTs are being minted on Algorand, which touts itself as the world’s first carbon-negative blockchain, and were developed in partnership with Meadow Labs, an Australia-based NFT start-up.

Australia Zoo is excited to launch the Wildlife Warriors NFT project with Meadow Labs and Algorand, the world’s first carbon-negative blockchain. We’re committed to building a sustainable future for our fauna and flora. For an exclusive VIP access, visit

— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) May 4, 2022

SportemonGo is a no go

Despite signing a three-year sponsorship deal with pro-Scottish football team Hibernian F.C. (also known as Hibs) in September last year, NFT and fan token platform SportemonGo (SGOX) shut up shop this week.

It appeared the company had built strong inroads into pro-football, as it was also a sponsor of Rangers F.C., and held endorsement deals with Andy Robertson (Liverpool F.C), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), and Callum Hudson-Odoi…


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