Steve Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, activist, TV personality, and conservationist famous for his nickname ‘The Crocodile Hunter.’ He was involved in this shoe business from 1991 to 2001. He starred in different TV shows like ‘The Crocodile Hunter,’ ‘Croc Files,’ ‘The Crocodile Hunter Dairies’, and many more. He used to trap different species of crocodiles and kept them in an Australian zoo.
Likewise, he was also an environmentalist who was always concerned about nature. Moreover, he was also interested in doing mixed martial and was also trained under Greg Jackson. Sadly, this personality left the world on 4 September 2006 while filming for the Great Barrier Reef.
|Full Name||Stephen Robert Irwin|
|Birth Date||February 22, 1962|
|Birth Place||Essendon, Melbourne, Australia|
|Height||5 feet and 10 inches (1.80m/180cm)|
|Weight||83 kg (182lbs)|
|Kids||Bindi Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin|
|Death||4 September 2006|
|Cause of Death||Prick of a stingy barb|
Steve Irwin’s real name is Stephen Robert Irwin. He was born on 22 February 1962 in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia. He was taken to parents Bob and Lyn, who was plumber and nurse, respectively. Steve spent his childhood with his two other siblings named Joy Irwin, Mandy Irwin. He was of Pisces sun sign.
Steve Irwin was of Australian nationality. He used to follow Christianity as his religion. Besides this, Shad an average body type.
He stood 5 feet and 10 inches (1.80m/180cm) tall and weighed around 83 kg (182lbs). In addition, he had a pair of dark brown colored eyes with blonde hair color.
Steve Irwin’s parents were also nature lovers, so they established ‘Beerwah Reptile Park’ when Steve was very young. This led Steve to grow up knowing many things about the creatures in the park. For example, when he was nine years old, he helped his dad catch small crocodiles to hang them around boat ramps.
Steve Irwin married Terri Raines, who is also a naturalist, in 1992. This couple was blessed with two children Bindi Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin.
Steve Irwin left this world on 4 September 2006 when he was 44 years old. He was pricked by a stingy barb in the chest while filming for the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. From the camera footage and investigation, it was cleared that he died due to an accident by the prick of a stingy barb. After his death, many parks, zoos, streets, and an asteroid have been established for his honor.
The Crocodile Hunter
After Steve’s graduation, he decided to become a crocodile trapper. He trapped many species of crocodiles and sent them to his family zoo. After his marriage, he became the owner of his family business and took over the wildlife park by managing himself. He and his wife, during their honeymoon, searched and trapped many crocodiles. They also filmed during this time, which became an episode for the Australian TV show ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ in 1996.
Meanwhile, during his trapping process, he also came across the new turtle species in 1997, which he named Elseya Irwin. Additionally, the show also became internationally famous, and he and his wife were offered to do a feature film called ‘The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course’ in 2002. The same year, he also established a foundation called ‘Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation,’ whose objective was to educate people about the importance of protecting injured, threatened, and endangered wildlife. This was later renamed as ‘Wildlife Warriors.’
Media, Film, and Television
Steve Irwin also actively participated in media campaigns and joined various organizations to protect our nature. He also helped to promote Australian tourism through his zoo located in Queensland. Likewise, he also appeared in several other TV shows like ‘Cross Down Under’ in 1997, ‘Croc Files’ in 1999, ‘The Ten Deadliest Snakes in the World’ in 2001, ‘New Breed Vets with Steve Irwin’ in 2005, and many more. He has also been starred in TV special shows like ‘Lights! Croc! Action!’ in 2002, ‘Ice Breaker’ in 2003, ‘Confessions of the Crocodile Hunter’ in 2004, ‘Steve’s Last Adventure’ in 2005, and many more. Furthermore, he has also made a film appearance in the 2001 film ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’ in a cameo role, ‘Wiggly Safar’ in 2002, and ‘Happy Feet’ in 2006 as a voice actor, and this film was released after his death.
Steve Irwin was honored with Centenary Medal in 2001 for his global conservation and tourism works. He had also been honored with Queensland Museum Medalist in 2002. Moreover, he has also won Brisbane’s Best Export Award for his excellent job of rescuing animals.
Net Worth of Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin is always remembered for his contribution that he has made to wildlife conservation. His net worth during his time of death was $10 million.