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Steve Irwin Biography Facts

Steve Irwin (aka The Crocodile Hunter) was born in 1962 and grew up in Queensland, Australia. Irwin had a passion for animals since he was a child. His father encouraged his love for animals and his mother supported his interest in crocodiles

The late Steve Irwin has inspired a whole generation of children and adults alike with his love of life, dedication to saving animals, and fearless personality.

Steve was born in 1962 to Lyn and Bob Irwin. After his parents divorced, Steve was raised by his father. In 1991, he started the family company, called ‘Australia Zoo,’ which hosts 4 million tourists each year.

Steve Irwin became a naturalist and wildlife conservationist, to share his love of the natural world with children by helping educate them about how fragile the Earth was and how important it was to protect it.

Steve was best known for working with crocodiles, snakes, koalas, and all variety of plants and animals. He was married to his wife Terri Irwin, and together they had two children, Bindi and Robert.

Together they were best known as the “Crocodile Hunter”. He was born in Queensland, but grew up in Melbourne. He originally studied to become a veterinary surgeon, but after working with his uncle’s snakes for a time, his life changed. He loved jumping into the water to swim beside sharks

How did Steve Irwin Died

Many people know Steve Irwin as the legendary Australian wildlife icon who made his living working with and educating Australians about the natural world.

A few years later, he was the host of the TV show “The Crocodile Hunter.” This show became the most-watched show on Animal Planet by 2003. He was also co-owner of the Australia Zoo. Unfortunately, he passed away on September 4, 2006 when he was attacked by a stingray while diving.

Famous Steve Irwin Quotes

I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it. – Steve Irwin

The most exciting time in your life is when you’re on the brink of getting killed, because while you’re looking as if you’re going to die, life explodes all around you. – Steve Irwin

Most people think death’s inescapable end, but for me death is just a starting point. – Steve Irwin

Respect is earned not given; don’t ever expect it to be bestowed upon you without an effort on your part! – Steve Irwin

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. – Steve Irwin

I don’t kill animals for sport. I kill animals to make an impact to save endangered species and the environment. – Steve Irwin

We want a bigger, better zoo! We want more animals! We want more reptiles! We want to share our wildlife with all Australians and the world! – Steve Irwin

If you’re passionate about your job, then you never work a day in your life. – Steve Irwin

Please don’t think that because I work with animals that I have a law degree or something like that. – Steve Irwin

If I could spend the rest of my life doing what I’m doing right now, nothing would make me happier. – Steve Irwin

“I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.”- Steve Irwin

I want to be a world star. I want to bring wildlife entertainment to the world stage and show people that it doesn’t cost a lot of money, it’s just about being passionate about what you do. – Steve Irwin

It costs me nothing to look after animals; I just love doing it. It’s not work, I just enjoy looking after these animals and seeing them get better and see them grow. – Steve Irwin

“Don’t try and buy or bribe your way into the hearts of conservationists…It’s very dishonest.” – Steve Irwin

“The first step to a better world is to create a better tomorrow.”- Steve Irwin

“Worrying about what someone else thinks of you is the most pointless form of self-consciousness. The only people you have to please are yourself, your family and friends.” – Steve Irwin

I didn’t start out with the intention of being a zookeeper or an animal husband, that just came later on in life. I loved the animals I grew up with and the animals in Australia were in trouble. – Steve Irwin

“I have a lot of fun doing what I do. Whether it’s teaching children or animals how to live together, it really does make life more enjoyable.” – Steve Irwin

19.”Those who think they are already too late will never catch up.” – Steve Irwin

“I speak on behalf of all animals! Animals want to be respected, they don’t want to be abused or mistreated. They don’t want to be killed for no reason, and they don’t want to be taken advantage of for money.” – Steve Irwin

“We’re making a difference, we’re sharing the wildlife with people in a way that makes it exciting and interesting…and that’s what television is all about.”- Steve Irwin

“I hope people will come away from watching me with one thing: inspiration.”- Steve Irwin

“I’m not out there to educate people on conservation, I’m out there to entertain people and do it in a way that is fun and interesting.”- Steve Irwin

“If you’re passionate about your job, you never have to work a day in your life. I’m lucky enough that I love what I do.” – Steve Irwin

“The first thing I want to do is make sure that people are aware of the animals. I want them to have some sort of understanding that these animals aren’t made out of paper and they aren’t alligators or crocodiles. They’re living things.” – Steve Irwin

“I’m not a conservationist, I’m a wildlife warrior. Conservationists work with the environment and protect habitat, while warriors like me work toward species protection.” – Steve Irwin

“Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.”- Steve Irwin

“I wish people could see what I see: a beautiful world full of wonderful wildlife that has unfortunately been taken for granted.” – Steve Irwin

“Don’t ever let the fear of striking out get in your way.”- Steve Irwin

“We can affect change, our voices really do matter. We can turn around situations and make the world a better place, but we have to speak up.” – Steve Irwin

“You can be the change you want to see.”- Steve Irwin

“When my parents were battling cancer, a lot of people would say it isn’t fair that they have to go through that because they’re so young and I’ve asked them if they’ve ever been asked that question before, and they have. We all need to think about what happens if we pass on. – Steve Irwin

“Working with wildlife is all about respect.” – Steve Irwin

“I think that animals have a sense of who they are, and they don’t want to be locked up in a zoo, which is where so many of them are.”- Steve Irwin

“I will do my best to make people aware of how endangered the animals are around the world right now.” – Steve Irwin

“The problem with people nowadays is that they’re not connected to nature when they do go out.” – Steve Irwin

“I treat all animals with the same respect that I would want for myself. That’s the way my father brought me up, and it’s the way I’ll bring my children up.” – Steve Irwin

“The only people who don’t like what I do are animal rights activists because they’re extreme.” – Steve Irwin

“If you don’t want to get dirty, don’t go in the bush.”- Steve Irwin

“What I love doing is coming up with ideas and finding out what would be the best thing to do. I’m never scared, and I enjoy that,” – Steve Irwin

“I want to show people that it’s not all about me and my ego, it’s about the animals.” – Steve Irwin

“I just like to get out there and enjoy myself.”- Steve Irwin

“To me, life without love is a life without meaning.”- Steve Irwin

“When I was a kid, I would get into trouble for messing with my animals.” – Steve Irwin

“I don’t really consider myself a conservationist; I just happen to be someone who likes animals and likes the outdoors, and it’s my career.” – Steve Irwin

“I have never had a lesson on any of this stuff. It’s all been from watching my dad, and I just picked it up at such an early age that it’s hard to believe sometimes. But it’s a passion. It’s something I love to do, and I want to continue doing it.” – Steve Irwin

“I don’t know if I’m an inspiration or a motivation, but I just hope that maybe because of me the next generation will have more respect for wildlife.” – Steve Irwin

“The more kids get interested in the bush early on, the sooner they’ll appreciate it when they grow up.” – Steve Irwin

“I’m never scared and I enjoy it. It’s a natural high. The only thing I’m scared of is running out of work.” – Steve Irwin

“If I could get people to focus on the animals and what they’re doing and why they’re doing it, that’s where I’d love to take the show.” – Steve Irwin

“I’m not here to teach. I’m here to get people’s attention so they go home and teach each other.” – Steve Irwin

“If you start something, no matter how small, you never know where it might end.” – Steve Irwin

“The pythons are cool because they show the kids that we have something in common with the animals.”- Steve Irwin

“Its important to me that kids get excited about what they see. I want them to have a passion for life. And in this world of computer games and TV, that’s no easy task.”- Steve Irwin

“There is no one greater or better than the ocean, she is our soul, our mother.” – Steve Irwin

“If you get your facts straight first you don’t have to worry about the law.” – Steve Irwin

“I think if we’re not careful the world’s going to become a boring place, and that’s what I’m trying to work against.” – Steve Irwin

“I have no interest in being on television for money because I don’t know anything about how the industry works. If you come out of this project with lessons learned, then that’s good, but nothing is guaranteed.” – Steve Irwin

“Nothing brightens up my day like a cheetah.” – Steve Irwin

“I want to inspire people, and I think kids are going to be able to see that I’m not just some big bloke who happens to like animals. I’m a real animal lover, and it shows in how I care for them.” – Steve Irwin

“My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.”- Steve Irwin

“I’m not an animal activist. I’m a conservationist.” – Steve Irwin

“The way I look at the cats, the way I look at animals in general is that whenever we have them in our care we need to nurture them and love them and care for them as if they were a family member.” – Steve Irwin

“Whether it was with the penguins or with my dad, kids learn from what they see.” – Steve Irwin

“I’ve been trying to think of ways to get animals out of laboratories and off the dinner plate and into people’s hearts.”- Steve Irwin

“If there’s a good way to do something, I’ll find it.” – Steve Irwin

“I wish people could see what I see: a beautiful world full of wonderful wildlife that has unfortunately been taken for granted.” – Steve Irwin

“My aim is to make people realize what we can do to help these animals. I’m a wildlife warrior. I’m not a conservationist. Conservationists work with the environment and protect habitat, while warriors like me work toward species protection.” – Steve Irwin

“My mission is to create positive change for the planet.” – Steve Irwin

“When a man has lost all hope, he’s got nothing to live for, but when a crocodile finds something worth living for…then look out!” – Steve Irwin

“I know who I am. I’m an Aussie bloke who is doing what he can to save wildlife.” – Steve Irwin

“Getting up at 4:00 a.m., it seems like no one else is watching the sun come up, just me.” – Steve Irwin

“My dad trained me to be like him, so I guess that says something for him as a trainer if we have so much in common” – Steve Irwin

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