Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by Darshan Modi
Conservation of Wildlife has become a necessary thing as many species are in danger of extinction. Promotion of wildlife conservation, education and research will help in saving the habitats and endangered species. Here we are going to know about a person who was more concerned about the wildlife and has done various things to save them and our nature in his lifetime. He is none other than The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin who is the world’s most widely recognized and best-loved advocate for wildlife conservation.
Steve Irwin Supehuman Superpower
Steve Irwin who is nick named as The Crocodile Hunter has moved closely with wildlife and performed actions by creating awareness to the public in a way to protect and care for them. He is a wildlife warrior who sparkled love for animals to the people.
Stephen Robert Irwin was born on 22nd February, 1962 to Lyn and Bob Irwin in upper Fern Tree Gully, Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Early Life of Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin moved with his parents and two Sisters Joy Irwin & Mandy Irwin to Beerwah, Queensland. His father was a plumber cum wildlife expert interested in herpetology and his mother was a nurse cum wildlife rehabilitator. His parents started the small Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park in 1980. Steve grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles, fed animals, took care of them and carried out maintenance activities. He was given a 4 metre scrub python on his fifth birthday. He studied in Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School. He started handling crocodiles with his father’s guidance.
Irwin would go on field trips with his father, help to relocate problem crocodiles, study snakes in Queensland’s deserts and assist the university with bird surveys. Queensland Government assigned him to volunteer the East-Coast Crocodile Management Program in which he captured over 100 crocodile. He spent most time in the remote areas of far North Queensland catching problem crocodiles. He worked with his little dog, Sui and developed crocodile capture and management techniques. Along with his best mate Wes Mannion, Steve worked uncountable hours caring for the wildlife and maintaining the grounds.
About Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin was a zookeeper, wildlife expert, conservationist and television show host who is well known for the wildlife program Crocodile Hunter. He was a wildlife enthusiast who cared for wildlife and took steps in conserving them by creating awareness among the public. In 1991, Irwin’s parents handed over their family park to him and he became the owner managing the wildlife park. In 1992, he married Terri Raines who was an American businesswoman, naturalist and conservationist and they were blessed with two children Bindi Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin. The couple boarded on filming a wildlife documentary with John Stainton instead of a honeymoon. This became the first episode of the popular show The Crocodile Hunter which had hit the air in 1996.
Terrifying adventures and dangerous encounters with animals was done by Steve Irwin. In addition to it, he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm for animals with his viewers. He has hosted many TV shows, documentary series, film and also appeared in numerous interviews. He discovered a new turtle in 1997 and named it as Elseya irwini. Irwin renamed the park as Australia Zoo in the year 1998 which has later gained a great fame. He received the Centenary Medal for his services to global conservation and tourism in the year 2001, Queensland Museum Medalist award in 2002 and he was named a winner of Brisbane’s Best Export Award. He founded the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation in 2002 which was later renamed the Wildlife Warriors.
The main aim of Irwin was to educate people on the importance of protecting injured, threatened and endangered wildlife. He inspired millions of people across the world to help and save wildlife but he was criticised sometimes for provoking wildlife. Irwin provided his voice for the 2006 animated film Happy Feet, as an elephant seal named Trev in 2005. He died on 4th September in 2006 at Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia attacked by a venomous bull stingray while filming a documentary called The Ocean’s Deadliest near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. He was also given many honours after his death. He is remembered even today for his many contributions to the field of wildlife education and conservation.
Genetic or Learned
Steve Irwin’s attraction towards wildlife is genetic. He learned from his parents to know more about them and the methods to handle them. Animals were in Irwin’s blood and he himself has said that he has got animals so genetically inside him. He is more concerned about the conservation of wildlife which enabled him to move with animals so closely.
Names Known by
- Stephen Robert Irwin
- The Crocodile Hunter
- Stephen Robert
- Wildlife Warrior
Steve Irwin Youtube Videos
- The Crocodile Hunter documentary series
- Crocs Down Under
- Croc Files
- Dr. Dolittle 2
- The Crocodile Hunter Diaries
- The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World
- Steve Irwin’s Ghosts of War
- Mystery Hunters
- The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
- Wiggly Safari
- Lights! Croc! Action!
- Up Over Down Under
- Croc Hunter LIVE!
- Croc Live
- Ice Breaker
- Confessions of the Crocodile Hunter
- New Breed Vets
- Steve’s Last Adventure
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- This is Sports Center series: ESPN
- Steve Irwin’s Great Escapes
- 5 Takes: Pacific Rim
- Ocean’s Deadliest
- Crikey! What an Adventure: An Intimate Look at the Life of Steve Irwin
- My Daddy, the Crocodile Hunter
- Secrets of the Crocodile
- Bindi, the Jungle Girl
- The Crocodile Hunter: The Incredible Life and Adventures of Steve and Terri Irwin
- The Crocodile Hunter: Ultimate Snake Factivity Book
- The Crocodile Hunter: The Birthday Present Was a Python and Other Adventures
- Crocs and Gators
- Crocodile Hunter: Ultimate Croc Factivity Book