Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter

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Steve Irwin once stated, “I have no fear of losing my life. If I have to save a koala, or crocodile, or a kangaroo or a snake mate, I will save it.” Steve had no fear in doing what he loved. He went after his life ambitions and became what he set out to be. Steve Irwin is known all over the world as an adventurer and television star. Steve spent all his life protecting the environment and being a guardian angel to the animals around us. Steve was and still is one of the most influential wildlife environmentalists of his time. Steve acquired his passion for wild life from his parents, Bob, and Lyn Irwin. Bob and Lyn founded a reptile park called “Beerwah” on four acres of land. Steve accompanied his father on expeditions in the outback to trap…show more content…
A producer in Australia suggested turning Irwin’s videos into a documentary. This resulted in a 10-hour program called The Crocodile Hunter, which first aired in Australia in 1992. Its immediate success led to many documentaries and even a conventional series, which featured Irwin in adventures both inside and outside Australia. In 1996 the program was picked up by the Discovery Channel network in the United States. In 1991 Steve took over the Beerwah park from his father. During a croc feeding demonstration at the park, he met Terri Raines, who was an American businesswoman and conservationist; Steve married Terri in 1992. Terri Irwin then became the manager of her husband’s business and conservation projects, and withal took part in some documentaries and series. Irwin’s popularity as a television star helped to turn the Beerwah park into “the Australia Zoo” in 1992, which led to a major tourist magnetization; it expanded to 16 acres and 550 animals by 2000 and to 80 acres and more than 1,000 animals by…show more content…
In 2002 Irwin and his wife set up an independent charity that looks after wildlife and their habitats, embarks on rescue programs and uses scientific research to aid conservation. The two named this charity Wildlife Warriors. In memory of Irwin’s mother, The Lyn Irwin Memorial Fund was created. In order to help preserve animals, Irwin bought land in several different countries; Fiji, America, Australia and Vanuatu. Irwin advised people not to buy products associated with illicit poaching and Shark Fin Soup. He was even asked to represent the Australian Customs quarantine publicity campaign to help keep animal and plant diseases out of Australia. Irwin and his slogan 'Quarantine is paramount! Don 't muck with it! ' was largely prosperous. In his television series and in numerous interviews, Irwin accentuated the consequentiality of forfending threatened and imperiled species of all kinds. Irwin was asked about the infectious excitement of his Crocodile Hunter adventures, he said, “I believe that education is all about being excited about something.…That’s the main aim in our entire lives is to promote education about wildlife and wilderness areas, save habitats, save endangered species, So, if we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save

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