Steve Irwin – 22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006

Conservationist, animal trainer, friend, and protector ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin was one of Australia’s most famous and beloved exports. His light-hearted yet emotive, and highly entertaining approach to sharing awareness on the plight of many endangered species raised him to the pantheon of greatest TV wildlife experts. Popular with everyone he met and anyone who saw his TV work, Irwin has been, and will continue to be sorely missed by fans, family, and friends. Growing up I always loved Nature and Animal documentaries, and I’ll always remember the first time I saw Steve Irwin on TV, lying tongue to nose with one of the deadliest snakes on the planet – the next day everyone was talking about it, including people who had shown zero interest in such things before. He made a difference.

RIP

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