by Rachel from Manhattan
|Steve with baby tiger. (Google ())|
Steve Irwin is a very inspirational person if you are an
animal lover or interested in life-risking stuff. Steve Irwin was born
February 22, 1962 in Essendon, Australia. His father was a plumber
and his mother was a maternity nurse, but the family's passion was saving and
rehabilitating local wildlife. By 1970, the family had a full time
operation called the Beerwah Reptile Park and, of course, their house was like
a mini zoo and animal hospital. Soon Steve came to like dealing with
the animals. By dealing with snakes and other dangerous animals,
Steve wanted to start catching crocs and other dangerous reptiles by
hand. He would later release them somewhere safer in the wild or at
his parents' park. In 1991, Steve took over the park from his
dad. Eight years later, he got married to Terri and in 1998; they
had their first kid, Bindi. Then in 2003, they had a son Bob.
|Steve and family (Google)|
Steve became very successful as a TV entertainer and
naturalist. He was very famous on Animal Planet and some other
shows. You could easily tell he loved what he did. He was always busy with work
but still managed to be a family person and include his family in his work. Now
his daughter is in the animal business. She is "Bindi the Jungle
Girl". Steve's son is too youngh to be in the animal business yet.
In 2006 on the 4th of September Steve was killed by a sting
ray while filming under water for Animal Planet. He was struck in the heart and
killed instantly.Through his influence and interest in exotic animals his
daughter has decided to keep the tradition going of being in the animal
business. Terri is still supportive of it and will be for as long as they can
carry on what he started. Bindi is also a hero to continue in the field in
which her father lost his life. Overall, Steve Irwin made people notice the
meaning, greatness and role that animals play in our world.
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Last edited 10/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
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