Steve Irwin Wiki, Steve Irwin Bio
Steve Irwin Wiki
Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter” was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist, and television personality. Steve Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter (1996–2007), an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri; the couple also hosted the series Croc Files (1999–2001), The Crocodile Hunter Diaries (2002–2006), and New Breed Vets (2005). They also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin’s parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometers (50 mi) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. We update all data about Steve Irwin wiki, Steve Irwin Biography, how old is and who is Steve Irwin from a reliable source and other updates maybe publish as soon as available.
Steve Irwin died at 44, after being pierced in the heart by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean’s Deadliest.
Steve Irwin Biography
Steve Irwin was born on his mother’s birthday to Lyn and Bob Steve Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. He was of Irish descent on his father’s side. He moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970, where he attended Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School. Steve 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 Steve Irwin started the small Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where Steve grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles.
Steve Irwin became involved with the park in a number of ways, including taking part in daily animal feeding, as well as care and maintenance activities. On his sixth birthday, he was given a 12-foot (4 m) scrub python. He began handling crocodiles at the age of nine after his father had educated him on reptiles from an early age. Also at age nine, he wrestled his first crocodile, again under his father’s supervision. He worked as a volunteer for Queensland’s East Coast Crocodile Management program and captured over 100 crocodiles, some of which were relocated, while others were housed at the family park.Steve Irwin took over the management of the park in 1991 and renamed it Australia Zoo in 1998.
Steve Irwin Honours
In 1997, while on a fishing trip on the coast of Queensland with his father, Steve Irwin discovered a new species of turtle. Later given the honour of naming the newly discovered species, he named it Steve Irwins turtle (Elseya irwini) after his family. Another newly discovered Australian animal – a species of air-breathing land snail, Crikey Steve Irwin, was named after Steve Irwin in 2009.
In 2001, Steve Irwin was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian government for his “service to global conservation and to Australian tourism”. In 2004, he was recognised as Tourism Export of the Year. He was also nominated in 2004 for Australian of the Year but it was awarded to Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh, while Steve Irwin was named 2004 Queensland Australian of the Year. Shortly before his death, Steve Irwin was to be named an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland’s School of Integrative Biology. On 14 November 2007, Steve Irwin was awarded the adjunct professorship posthumously.
In May 2007, the government of Rwanda announced that it would name a baby gorilla after Steve Irwin as a tribute to his work in wildlife conservation. Also in 2007, the state government of Kerala, India named the Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre at Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in his honor; however, Terri objected that this action had been taken without her permission and asked the Kerala government in 2009 to stop using Steve Irwin‘s name and images – a request with which the state government complied in mid-2009
In 2009, Steve Steve Irwin was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, recognised for international entrepreneurship both in business and wildlife conservation, significantly contributing to Queensland and its international reputation.
In 2015, Steve Irwin was a posthumous recipient of the Queensland Greats Awards.
On 22 June 2017, it was announced that Steve Irwin would be posthumously honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was unveiled 26 April 2018.
Steve Irwin Cause of Death
On 4 September 2006, Steve Irwin was on location at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, taking part in the production of the documentary series Ocean’s Deadliest. During a lull in filming caused by inclement weather, Steve Irwin decided to snorkel in shallow waters while being filmed in an effort to provide footage for his daughter’s television programme.
While swimming in chest-deep water, Steve Irwin approached a short-tail stingray with an approximate span of two metres (6.5 ft) from the rear, in order to film it swimming away.
According to the incident’s only witness, “All of a sudden [the stingray] propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail. Hundreds of strikes in a few seconds”. Steve Irwin initially believed he only had a punctured lung. However, the stingray’s barb pierced his heart, causing him to bleed to death. The stingray’s behavior appeared to have been a defensive response to being boxed in. Crew members aboard Steve Irwin‘s boat administered CPR and rushed him to the nearby Low Isles where medical staff pronounced him dead.
Steve Irwin‘s death is believed to be the only fatality from a stingray ever captured on video.
Footage of the incident was viewed by Queensland state police as part of their mandatory investigations. All copies of the footage were then destroyed at the behest of Steve Irwin‘s family. Production was completed on Ocean’s Deadliest, which was broadcast in the US on the Discovery Channel on 21 January 2007. The documentary was completed with footage shot in the weeks following the accident, but without including any mention of Steve Irwin‘s accidental death.
Reactions on Steve Irwin Death
News of Steve Irwin‘s death prompted reactions around the world. Then–Prime Minister John Howard expressed “shock and distress” at the death, saying that “Australia has lost a wonderful and colorful son.” Queensland’s then-Premier Peter Beattie remarked that Steve Irwin would “be remembered as not just a great Queenslander, but a great Australian”. The Australian federal parliament opened on 5 September 2006 with condolence speeches by both Howard and the Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley. Flags at the Sydney Harbour Bridge were lowered to half mast in honour of Irwin. In the days following Irwin‘s death, reactions dominated Australian online news sources, talk-back radio programmes, and television networks. In the United States, where Irwin had appeared in over 200 Discovery Network television programmes, special tributes appeared on the Animal Planet channel, as well as on CNN and major TV talk shows. Thousands of Irwin’s fans visited Australia Zoo after his death, paying their respects and bringing flowers, candles, stuffed animals and messages of support.
Critical voices included Australian feminist Germaine Greer, who noted, “The animal world has finally taken its revenge on Irwin.” Dan Mathews, vice-president of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, compared him to a “cheap reality TV star.” Mathews accused Irwin of “antagonising frightened wild animals … a very dangerous message to send to children”, contrasted his methods with the behaviour of “a responsible conservationist like Jacques Cousteau”, and said it was “no shock at all that Steve Irwin should die provoking a dangerous animal.” The son of Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau—also a producer of wildlife documentaries—took issue with Irwin‘s “very, very spectacular, dramatic way of presenting things” and suggested instead that “You don’t touch nature, you just look at it. Jacques Cousteau’s grandson and Jean-Michel’s nephew, Philippe Cousteau Jr., on the other hand, called Irwin “a remarkable individual”; describing the Ocean’s Deadliest project (on which he worked along with Irwin), Philippe said, “I think why Steve was so excited about it that we were looking at these animals that people think of as, you know, dangerous and deadly monsters, and they’re not. They all have an important place in the environment and in the world. And that was what his whole message was about.
In the weeks following Steve Irwin‘s death, at least ten stingrays were found dead and mutilated on the beaches of Queensland, with their tails cut off, prompting speculation as to whether they might have been killed by fans of Steve Irwin as an act of revenge, although, according to the chairman of the Queensland fishing information service, anglers regularly cut the tails off of accidentally caught stingrays to avoid being stung. Michael Hornby, a friend of Steve Irwin and executive director of his Wildlife Warrior fund, condemned any revenge killings, saying that “We just want to make it very clear that we will not accept and not stand for anyone who’s taken a form of retribution. That’s the last thing Steve would want.”