A tribute for Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin was larger than life, I remember sitting in a movie theatre listening to him speak about his up coming film, “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course” (2002) and he was just the same as he was on the screen. With Steve it was pretty much what you see is what you get. He joked that the film makers paid he obscene amount’s of money to do something he loved. But he didn’t mind because he could take that money and buy up all of the bush land that he could, to preserve it for our future generations to enjoy. That is what Steve was always like…..and now his family is grieving his loss.
Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He has shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with the Queensland's government on the process of the country's Crocodile Relocation Program, in which the reptiles could be transferred and relocated to proper localties in the most absolute humane, non-tranquilizing manner. Steve can claim that he was never been bitten by a venomous snake, despite his bare-hand handling of some of the most deadliest snakes in the world. Steve has been married to fellow naturalist, Terri Irwin (Raines) since 1992. She joins him in his adventures and efforts in almost every episode of his show.
Steve Irwin was the owner and director of the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia, and host of Animal Planet's series. Steve was the most passionate man I have ever heard speak on issues on the environment and animal rights. Loved animals and became very upset in recent times when a turtle was killed.
Australia and the world has lost a great man today he will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences go out to the family , wife Terri, daughter Bindi and baby Bob. We know you will be devastated by his passing.
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