Terri Irwin is an American–Australian naturalist, conservationist, author, and the owner of Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland. Born in Oregon, United States, she began an independent animal rehabilitation center for injured predator mammals at age 22 while working for her family's trucking business. While touring wildlife rehabilitation facilities in Australia in 1991, she had a chance meeting with naturalist Steve Irwin, whose father founded Australia Zoo. The two married in 1992, and went on to co-star in The Crocodile Hunter, their unconventional television nature documentary series and its spin-off series, Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and Crikey! It's the Irwins. They had two children, Bindi and Robert, before Steve Irwin's death in 2006. She became a naturalised Australian citizen in 2009.
|Born:||Terri Raines, July 20, 1964, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.|
|Residence:||Beerwah, Queensland, Australia|
|Occupation:||Naturalist, conservationist, author|
|Notable work:||The Crocodile Hunter|
|Children:||Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin|
|Website:||Terri Irwin's Official site|
|Twitter:||Terri Irwin's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Terri Irwin's IMDb|
About Terri Irwin
American-born naturalist, author, and television personality who was the wife of Steve Irwin, the late Crocodile Hunter. Her wildlife conservation efforts earned her an honorary membership in the Order of Australia. In 2018, her and her family began starring on their own reality series called Crikey! It's the Irwins.
Her love of animals developed at a young age: when her father brought home injured animals, she would rehabilitate them. She became a veterinary technician in 1989.
She became the owner of the Australia Zoo and preserved the legacy of her late husband by sharing his love of animals.
She was born in Eugene, Oregon to Clarence and Judy Raines. She was married to the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, with whom she had two children: Bindi and Robert.
She co-hosted the popular Animal Planet program, The Crocodile Hunter, with her husband, Steve Irwin.
Information related to Terri Irwin
- Irwin family
- Australian conservationists
- Writers from Eugene, Oregon
- Australian zoologists
- Australian naturalists
- American emigrants to Australia
- American naturalists
- Naturalised citizens of Australia