Steve Irwin life and biography

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Steve Irwin biography

Date of birth : 1962-02-22
Date of death : 2006-09-04
Birthplace : Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-06-29
Credited as : Adventurer, Crocodile Hunter, Bindi Irwin

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Steve Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri.

Stephen Robert Irwin gained worldwide fame as the Australian host of television's The Crocodile Hunter. Clad in his signature khakis, and bursting with enthusiasm, Irwin along with his wife, Terri Raines, shared their passion for reptiles by demonstrating a fearless approach to wildlife.

Raised by parents who rescued and rehabilitated animals in Queensland Australia, Irwin was exposed to wild animals at a very young age and sought to continue the tradition with his own children, Bindi Sue and Robert, who often appeared in his shows.

He was praised for educating children about nature, and awarded for attracting tourism to Australia with his zoo, originally started by his parents as a reptile and fauna park. But he was also criticized for getting daringly close to the animals, such as when he fed a crocodile at the zoo while holding his one-month old son.

Fans around the world expressed their shock and grief over The Crocodile Hunter's untimely death in 2006. Steve Irwin's love of animals and message of conservation lives on in his daughter, as she follows in his footsteps in her own television series, Bindi Irwin, The Jungle Girl.

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