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Steve Irwin
(1962 - 2006)

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Name: Mr Steve Irwin
Nick Name: The Croc Hunter
Gender: Male
Age: 44 years old
Lived: Thursday, 22 February 1962 - Monday, 4 September 2006

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Stephen Robert Irwin (February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006), known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality. He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Together with her, he also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by his parents in Beerwah, Queensland. He died in 2006 after his chest was fatally pierced by a stingray barb.

Born on his mother's birthday to Lyn and Bob Irwin in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Irwin moved with his parents as a child to Queensland in 1970. Irwin described his father as a wildlife expert interested in herpetology whilst his mother Lyn was a wildlife rehabilitator. After moving to Queensland, Bob and Lyn Irwin started the small Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where Steve grew up around crocodiles and other reptiles.

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 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 graduated from Caloundra State High School in 1979. He soon moved to Northern Queensland, where he became a crocodile trapper, removing crocodiles from populated areas where they were considered a danger. He performed the service for free with the quid pro quo that he be allowed to keep them for the park. Irwin followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a volunteer for the Queensland Government's East Coast Crocodile Management program.

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in loving memory of the beloved crocodile hunter.rest in peace steve,god bless you and your family.you were loved by ...
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To a true hero and his family. You are thought about, prayed for a loved more than you will ever know. God Bless! Ste...
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God Bless You and Your Family Steve..I know you are missed by everyone more than you will ever know! RIP mate.
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you were a great man
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you taught me to love animals and I will always remember you

Biography

Fathers Name: Bob Irwin
Mothers Name: Lyn Irwin
Country of Birth: Australia
Country of Residence: Australia
City of Residence: Queensland
Marital Status: Married

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Favourite Charity: Wildlife Warriors Worldwide

Passing

Place of Passing: Great Barrier Reef
Date of Passing: 4 September 2006
Cause of Passing: Stingray Accident
Type of Funeral: Burial
Place of Burial: Australia Zoo Beerwah Queensland
Funeral Location: Brisbane's Lang Park
Funeral Date: 9 September 2006

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