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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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Croc Hunter Widow Coping "One Minute at a Time"

Croc Hunter Widow Coping "One Minute at a Time"

The widow of beloved "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin spoke about her husband in interviews yesterday for the first time since his death September 4, and a tearful Terri Irwin told Barbara Walters… READ MORE >

Cousteau Family Clash Over Croc Hunter

Cousteau Family Clash Over Croc Hunter

A very public clash of opinions has broken out between Jean-Michel Cousteau and his nephew Philippe over the late naturalist Steve Irwin -- and it's just the latest face-off in the continuing… READ MORE >

- 2863 days ago
Remembering the Crocodile Hunter

Remembering the Crocodile Hunter

More than 5,000 people gathered at the Australia Zoo's "Crocoseum" Wednesday to celebrate the memory of the late Steve Irwin. There was only one empty seat in the stadium - one set aside for Irwin… READ MORE >

- 2864 days ago
Last Known Photo of Steve Irwin

Last Known Photo of Steve Irwin

Below is the last photo taken of Steve Irwin before his tragic death last week. He is posing marine biologist Chris Jones on his boat, Croc 1, just two days before his death.Irwin died last week… READ MORE >

- 2869 days ago
Stingray Slaughter Blamed on Irwin Fans

Stingray Slaughter Blamed on Irwin Fans

A spate of attacks on stingrays on Australia's eastern coast are believed to be work of aggrieved fans of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, who was killed last week by the poisonous barb of a ray.… READ MORE >

- 2872 days ago
Croc Hunter Gets No Tears From PETA

Croc Hunter Gets No Tears From PETA

Fans the world over have been mourning the tragic death of Steve Irwin, but not, evidently, the animal lovers at PETA. This morning, the animal lovers group's Dan Mathews says that it's "no shock… READ MORE >

- 2873 days ago
Crikey! It's Khaki Friday

Crikey! It's Khaki Friday

The outpour of emotion in Australia over the death of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin continues as Australians were urged by media and political figures to participate in "Khaki Friday." Irwin, who… READ MORE >

- 2876 days ago
Irwin's Dad: "We Were Good Mates"

Irwin's Dad: "We Were Good Mates"

In the first public comments by Steve Irwin's family since his death on Monday, his father thanked his son's many fans for their messages of support. "There's never been anybody else that I know… READ MORE >

- 2878 days ago
Irwin's Dad Says He Lost His "Best Mate"

Irwin's Dad Says He Lost His "Best Mate"

The fond remembrances of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin continued to flow in after his tragic accidental death over the weekend, but perhaps the most touching of all came today from his father,… READ MORE >

- 2878 days ago
Celebrities At Risk -- When Animals Attack

Celebrities At Risk -- When Animals Attack

The sudden death of Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin marks the third time in three years a celebrity who performs with animals has been attacked on the job. Irwin was killed Monday, when a… READ MORE >

- 2878 days ago

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