How Did Steve Irwin Influence Popular Culture

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Popular culture is the culture of the majority and therefore the most influential on a nation as a whole. Steve Irwin has made a significant influence on the evolution of global popular culture with his caring attitude, fame, loving character, passion, determination and powerful voice. Steve Irwin was a wildlife enthusiast, striving to help and work with anything related to nature and animals. He wanted people to see animals in his eyes, which was simply that they are beautiful and loving creatures. He put his whole life in danger in order to create a world where animals could be safe and valued. Steve Irwin never gave up on his vision and that is what made him a significant and respected Australian icon. Steve Irwin’s love and care for animals began when he was nine while helping his dad catch small problem crocs; “Since I was a boy I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes.…show more content…
He passed away trying to help animals and that’s the only way he would have liked to go; “I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it” (BrainyQuote, 2016). Through the help of Steve Irwin’s family, his visions and reams continue to impact the lives of many. His daughter Bindi has her own show, ‘Bindi the Jungle Girl’ that is about raising awareness of the protection of animals (, 2016). Furthermore, his son Robert has been involved in some of the shows performed at the Zoo; wrestling crocs, handling snakes, training of birds and feeds numerous animals (Australia Zoo, 2016). Each member of his family are a part of his dream and continue to carry on his dream, to protect animals and the environment. Steve Irwin put his life in danger to help these beautiful animals, he helped people see animals as he did. He wanted people to realise that they are not scary killing machines but instead as interesting, unique and beautiful
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