The legendary Steve Irwin will never be forgotten and it’s bizarre to think that ten years have already passed since his death. Yesterday saw the anniversary of his death and in memory of The Crocodile Hunter they had National Wildlife Day bringing awareness to endangered species and also a time for people to increase their knowledge on general wildlife.
The conservationist died in a freak accident with a stingray and was only the third ever person to pass away from a stingray in Australia.
Here’s eight magical and equally as crazy moments that we will always remember.
1. The Inland Taipan
He casually played around with the most venomous snake in the world. He grabs hold of the snake whilst explaining how it has enough venom to kill “100 blokes” his size. Steve Irwin describes how important it is to be at one with the snake and continues to agitate the Taipan.
2. Feeding Crocodiles with his Baby Son
The Crocodile Hunter was criticised for his antics with his son. His baby shared a moment with him as he went up close and personal to feed a crocodile. This crazy moment had everybody talking, but there was no harm and the experienced conservational enthusiast showcased his expertise as always.
3. The Time he was Bitten on TV
Who else could be bit on television and not even flinch? He didn’t seem bothered at all. It was quite ironic as he explained the reasons why the snake wouldn’t bite him only to have teeth sunk into him just seconds after. Rather than panic, he told everybody very calmly, so calm they hardly believed him.
4. When he Caught an Emu
A great bit of television saw him physically run and chase and Emu. You wouldn’t believe it but he actually caught it and picked it up.
5. Falling Out of a Tree
His documentaries and programmes didn’t lack comedy value, he always put a great spin on things and sometimes would make fun of himself in these situation. His education series saw him fall from a tree, luckily he wasn’t too high up when it happened.
6. Crying Over the Death of a Crocodile
His unquestionable passion was evident; he genuinely cared for these creatures. Be built a rapport with animals and many people in his field soon studied his work to see how they could do the same. When one of the crocodiles died he just couldn’t hold back the tears and this will forever be a moment we remember.
7. The Python on Jay Leno
Jay Leno was shocked when Steve Irwin didn’t star on his show alone. He brought a friend with him and even managed to get Leno to pick up the Python himself. This great episode displayed the character of Irwin and Jay Leno definitely enjoyed his company on the show.
8. His Memorial Service
He died in 2006, can you believe it has been over ten years? His huge memorial service brought so many people together and a lot of it was televised too. He’s gone but he will never be forgotten.
Celebrating This Anniversary
Fans will no doubt be celebrating this anniversary and remembering some of his greatest moments. We previously mentioned how National Wildlife Day was created in order to remember Steve Irwin, so why not learn more on wildlife and do your bit to support conservations and endangered species. You could also sit back and watch his famous shows or programmes, get hold of them on Amazon with Amazon promo codes. Alternatively enjoy his paperback version of ‘Who Was Steve Irwin?’ from Discovery. There are so many ways for you to keep his memory alive, so spend the wee revisiting some of his unbelievable programmes or books.