44 (passed away Sep. 4th, 2006)
Feb. 22nd, 1962
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Steve Irwin's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with the Queenland's government on the process of the country's Crocodile Relocation Program, in which the reptiles could be transferred and relocated to proper localties in the most absolute humane, non-tranquilizing manner. He frequently implements the non-tranquilizing factor in his televison show Croc Files (1999). Steve married fellow naturalist, Terri Irwin in 1992. She joined him in his adventures and efforts in almost every episode of his show. They had one daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, who was born July 24, 1998. He died in September 2006 following an attack by a stingray, off the Great Barrier Reef.
- Had a species of turtle named after him - Elseya Irwini.
- Almost faced charges of child endangerment in early January 2004 for doing a crocodile demonstration while holding his one-month-old son Bob in one arm and feeding a 13-foot crocodile with the other. Steve and Terri claimed that their son was in no danger and that both their children were going to be "croc savvy".
- Second child, Robert Clarence "Bob" Irwin born on the 1st of December, 2003 at 8:00 a.m., weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces.
- Daughter, 'Bindi Irwin' (qv), was born 24 July, 1998 at 9:46 PM, weighing 6 lb. 3 oz.
- Has had a road named in his honor: Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah, Queensland on Australia's Sunshine Coast.
- Stopped personally greeting zoo visitors when he witnessed a little girl getting knocked down and seriously injured by a fan rushing to meet him.
- _Happy Feet (2006)_ (qv) is dedicated to his memory.
- The documentary, _Ocean's Deadliest (2007) (TV)_ (qv), is in memory of Steve Irwin.