Stephen Robert Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper, television personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also hosted the series Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and New Breed Vets. They also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin's parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. His death became international news and was met with expressions of shock and grief by fans, the media, governments, non-profit organizations, and other celebrities. Numerous parks, zoos, streets, and an asteroid have been named in his honor.
|Born:||Stephen Robert Irwin, February 22, 1962, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia|
|Died:||September 4, 2006, Batt Reef, Queensland, Australia|
|Cause of death:||Stingray injury to the heart|
|Other names:||"The Crocodile Hunter"|
|Occupation:||Naturalist, zoologist, conservationist, television personality, herpetologist|
|Notable work:||The Crocodile Hunter|
|Children:||Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin|
|Parent(s):||Bob Irwin, Lyn Irwin|
|Website:||Steve Irwin's Official site|
|IMDb:||Steve Irwin's IMDb|
About Steve Irwin
Australian naturalist nicknamed The Crocodile Hunter who became popular through his work alongside dangerous animals on television, most notably on the television series that shared his nickname. He tragically died after being stabbed by a stingray in a freak accident.
He received his first pet, a 12-foot scrub python, at age 6.
The turtle species Elseya Irwini was named after him.
He married Terri Irwin in 1992, and the couple had a daughter named Bindi in 1998 and a son named Robert in 2003.
He made a cameo in the 2001 Eddie Murphy film Dr. Dolittle 2.
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