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Steve Irwin

Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality, 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. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour. Irwin was born on his mother's birthday to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970, where he attended Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School. Irwin described his father as a wildlife expert interested in herpetology, while his mother Lyn was a wildlife rehabilitator. After moving to Queensland, Bob and Lyn Irwin

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Steve Irwin's Baby Boy -- Like Crocodile Hunter, Like Son

Steve Irwin's Baby Boy
Like Crocodile Hunter, Like Son

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's son Robert aka baby Bob is all growed up and following in his late father's dangerous footsteps by feeding crocodiles at an Australian zoo.Over the Easter weekend,… READ MORE >

Bindi Irwin: Girl Gone Wild

Bindi Irwin: Girl Gone Wild

Who needs a Barbie doll, when you've got wild snakes and iguanas to play with?! Everyone's favorite famous precocious ten-year-old conservationist celebuspawn, Bindi Irwin, showed off her… READ MORE >

- 2035 days ago
Crikey, Bindi Gets Bronzed!

Crikey, Bindi Gets Bronzed!

Jungle Girl Bindi Irwin cheerily posed for a pic with a bronze sculpture depicting her late father, Croc Hunter Steve Irwin, as the rest of his family takes up the work of wrestling crocodiles and… READ MORE >

- 2496 days ago
Bindi is 9!

Bindi is 9!

The world's most precocious 8-year-old just became the world's most precocious 9-year-old! Bindi, chock full of animal magnetism, will be celebrating her birthday with a "mad celebration" at the… READ MORE >

- 2610 days ago
Bindi & Terri Invade US

Bindi & Terri Invade US

The late Crocodile Hunter's wife and precocious daughter are stateside on a promotional tour, popping up this week on the couches of Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres. Though Terri Irwin broke into… READ MORE >

- 2804 days ago
The Hulk to Play Croc Hunter?

The Hulk to Play Croc Hunter?

Steve Irwin's choice to play him in a movie: Australian actor Eric Bana.Irwin's best friend and producer, John Stainton, tells "EXTRA" that the late Crocodile Hunter was so impressed with Bana's… READ MORE >

- 2870 days ago
This Week's Biggest Losers 10/28/06

This Week's Biggest Losers 10/28/06

According to our good friends at Trashy Lingerie, Nicole Kidman has snapped up a pirate costume while Paris is aiming to do the 2006 Halloween hop as a bunny. Then there are these folks, who will… READ MORE >

- 2878 days ago
Bindi Irwin Gets Slimed

Bindi Irwin Gets Slimed

Less than a month after the Crocodile Hunter's memorial service, Terri Irwin and daughter Bindi appear to be moving forward -- by attending the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards.The two… READ MORE >

- 2895 days ago
Irwin Huckster Told to Croc Off

Irwin Huckster Told to Croc Off

Just weeks after reports claim a cyber-squatter snatched up the rights to a website named after Steve Irwin's daughter, a close friend to the Crocodile Hunter's family has apparently set things… READ MORE >

- 2897 days ago
Steve Irwin Has a Posse

Steve Irwin Has a Posse

Tributes to the late Steve Irwin are still going strong. Following in the footsteps of Andre the Giant and Hervé Villechaize (aka Tattoo from "Fantasy Island"), Steve Irwin has been… READ MORE >

- 2902 days ago

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