Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife conservationist, expert, and television star who was made famous by the show, “The Crocodile Hunter.” He co-hosted “The Crocodile Hunter” with his wife Terri. They went on many adventures, relocating crocodiles and teaching viewers many different things about an assortment of wildlife, while showing us how to help the species survive. Steve and Terri also were owners of the Australia Zoo, where they got to spend everyday caring for animals. If you watch just one episode of “The Crocodile Hunter,” you can see how much they truly loved animals.
“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” – Steve Irwin
On September 4, 2006, Steve was killed while snorkeling at Batt Reef while filming a documentary, Ocean’s Deadliest. He approached a stingray in shallow water and it very quickly turned around a pierced him in the chest with its tail spine. CPR was administered and he was rushed to shore, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Steve and Terri’s honeymoon was spent relocating a massive crocodile while a camera crew caught it all on film. The footage became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter. He will always be a personal hero of mine.