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1 Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin (February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006) "The Crocodile Hunter"

2 STEVE IRWIN Irwin was born on February 22, 1962 in Essendon, near Melbourne, Australia. His parents were naturalists by avocation. They turned their hobby into a business in the early 1970s, when they moved the family to Australia's Sunshine Coast and opened the Reptile Park.

3 Crocodiles By the time he was nine-years-old, he was helping his dad catch small problem crocodiles hanging around boat ramps by jumping on them in the water.

4 Developed crocodile capture In the 1980s Steve spent months on end living in the most remote areas of far North Queensland catching problem. He worked with his little dog, Sui, and developed crocodile capture and management techniques that are now utilized with crocodilians around the world.

5 CRIKEY! CRIKEY! It is a word made famous by the Crocodile Hunter. A man who spent most of his time darting the bite of a venomous snake.

6 Australia Zoo By 1980, the family wildlife park was called the ‘Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park’ and where Steve called home, turned into a series and the Crocodile Hunter was born. After Steve’s parents retired in the 1992 Steve worked to improve and expand his wildlife park. Re-naming it Australia Zoo in 1998.

7 A In July 2006 Steve set out his ten year business plan for his beloved zoo. He believed that his conservation work would go on. His two beautiful children will make sure it does.

8 Environmentalism Irwin founded the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation, which became an independent charity and was later renamed "Wildlife Warriors Worldwide". He also helped found International Crocodile Rescue.

9 Conservation Australia Zoo also covers all of the administration costs for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and provides other essential support where necessary. This means that 100% of all donations to the charity can be applied directly to where they are needed most, and make an immediate impact in the world of wildlife conservation.

10 Marriage and family In 1991, Irwin met Terri Raines, an American naturalist from Eugene, Oregon who had decided to visit the zoo. According to the couple, it was love at first sight. They were married in Eugene on June 4, Together they had two children: a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin (born July 24, 1998), and a son, Robert Clarence "Bob“ Irwin (born December 1, 2003).Terri Raines Eugene Bindi Sue Irwin

11 An Australian television personality Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo.The Crocodile Hunterwildlife documentaryTerriAustralia Zoo

12 Death Irwin died on September 4, 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest.stingray Ocean's Deadliest The "Crocoseum" at Australia Zoo, where SteveAustralia Zoo Irwin's memorial service was held. Steve Irwin Tribute

13 Timothy Treadwell (April 29, 1957 – October 5, 2003)

14 Timothy Treadwell Was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, amateur naturalist, eco- warrior and documentary film maker.Americanbear environmentalistnaturalisteco- warriordocumentary film A lover of all animals since he was a child, he traveled to Alaska to watch bears at the urging of a close friend.Alaska

15 Timothy spent the early part of each season camping on the "Big Green," an open area of bear grass in Hallo Bay on the Katmai Coast. He called the area "The Grizzly Sanctuary". Treadwell was known for getting extremely close to the bears he observed.

16 His mission to protect bears began after he survived a near-fatal heroin overdose in the late 1980s. He lived among the coastal grizzly bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA, for approximately 13 summers.grizzly bearsKatmai National ParkAlaska

17 At the end of his 13th summer in the park in 2003, he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and partially eaten by a grizzly bear.

18 Around noon on Sunday, October 5, 2003, Treadwell spoke with an associate in Malibu, California by satellite phone. Treadwell mentioned no problems with any bears. The next day, October 6, Willy Fulton, the Kodiak air taxi pilot, arrived at their campsite to pick them up but found the area abandoned except for a bear and contacted the local park rangers. The mangled remains of Treadwell and Huguenard were discovered quickly upon investigation. Treadwell's disfigured head, partial spine, and right forearm and hand, with his wrist watch still on, were recovered a short distance from the camp.air taxi

19 Treadwell's life, work, and death were the subject of the 2005 critically acclaimed documentary film by Werner Herzog titled Grizzly Man. [2]Werner Herzog Grizzly Man [2] It has been written by Leticia Zepeda


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