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September 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The family and friends of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin said farewell with an intimate gathering and stories around a campfire on the grounds of Australia Zoo, the wildlife park he turned into a top tourist attraction. On Monday, one week after his death by a stingray, Australia Zoo's general manager, Wes Mannion, said that a private memorial service was held on Saturday, attended by Irwin's family; relatives of his American wife, Terri; and close friends.
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August 13, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
Like the Crocodile Hunter and the bevy of animal whisperers who followed him, Dave Salmoni is a man shaped by two formidable forces: his crazy love for animals and television. Salmoni, who Animal Planet bills as its "apex predator expert," is already well established as the sexiest of the Call of the Wild boys, having hosted a variety of shows for Discovery and Animal Planet including "Predators vs. Prey" and "Into the Lion's Den." "Into the Pride," which debuts tonight, unapologetically works his good looks to their best advantage.
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January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A talking "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin action figure that has his recorded voice reciting his signature phrase, "Crikey!," will go on sale nationwide next month. With the blessing of his widow, the 39-piece Steve Irwin Wildlife Adventure Series as well as plush toys and educational items will launch at the 2007 International Toy Fair in New York, toy maker K&M International said. K&M was ready to stop the international launch after Irwin died Sept.
WORLD
January 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A tense standoff in frigid Antarctic waters ended today when two activists who had jumped on board a Japanese whaling boat were returned to their ship by Australian officials. Their exit paved the way for the Japanese fleet to resume hunting whales. Paul Watson, head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, said the two crew members were safely back on the group's ship, the Steve Irwin. Australian Benjamin Potts, 28, and Briton Giles Lane, 35, leaped from a rubber boat onto the deck of the Japanese ship Yushin Maru 2 on Tuesday.
NEWS
January 21, 2007 | Foster Klug, Associated Press Writer
Bindi Irwin is ready to continue her famous father's work: spreading the wonder of wildlife. "I'm going to become a wildlife warrior just like he was," 8-year-old Bindi, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, told an audience Friday at Washington's National Press Club. Five months after Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray, Bindi and her mother, Terri Irwin, are on a U.S. tour to promote Bindi's upcoming television series.
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January 11, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
ONLY four months after the death of its patriarch, the family of iconic wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin is carrying on his legacy. "You have good days and really rough days," Terri Irwin says quietly, speaking by phone from Australia about the loss of her husband, the man who was known to millions as the Crocodile Hunter. Irwin was fatally struck in the heart by a stingray barb in September, during filming of an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
A stingray ended Steve Irwin's life, but Animal Planet is ensuring the enthusiastic Crocodile Hunter's legacy will live on in hours of tributes, memorials and specials on the cable network that became identified with his adventures. Animal Planet, owned by Discovery Networks, will air a 15-hour package "Croc Rules! Remembering Steve Irwin" from noon to 3 a.m.
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July 12, 2002 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
Steve Irwin probably drives a lot of people crazy. And with reason. His manic exuberance combined with his only reasonably convincing naivete probably makes them feel like one of those venomous reptiles Irwin swings around by the tail bellowing "Crikey" ("This snake is mad--really mad!"), as he explains a la Marlin Perkins why the thing could easily kill "a hundred blokes my size" and prompts the viewer to choose sides.
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July 8, 2002 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Irwin is, if possible, even more excited than usual. Far from his home in Queensland's Australia Zoo, the Crocodile Hunter is on a crusade to capture a new audience.
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December 28, 1999 | PAUL FARHI, WASHINGTON POST
A big ol' Egyptian cobra, maybe 6 feet long, is lying in the African sun, minding its own darn business. Which is how you want to leave an Egyptian cobra. Steve Irwin can tell you: One bite from these fellas and--crikey!--you're history. Or soon will be. But here comes Irwin, scurrying after the serpent with the naive excitement of an 8-year-old bagging crawdads. The cobra senses what's afoot and tries to slither away. But Irwin is quicker. He corners the big boy.
TRAVEL
April 1, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
JUST a few hundred yards into our family's short hike from an oceanfront hotel to the beach at Tea Tree Bay, our 5-year-old son stopped dead in his tracks. Was Charles feeling the aftereffects of the 14-hour plane ride from Los Angeles? Had he been momentarily stunned by the shell-shaped bay's simple beauty? Or was he simply too tired to walk one more step? The answer lay elsewhere, nestled comfortably in a eucalyptus tree a few dozen feet above the hiking trail.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A talking "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin action figure that has his recorded voice reciting his signature phrase, "Crikey!," will go on sale nationwide next month. With the blessing of his widow, the 39-piece Steve Irwin Wildlife Adventure Series as well as plush toys and educational items will launch at the 2007 International Toy Fair in New York, toy maker K&M International said. K&M was ready to stop the international launch after Irwin died Sept.
NEWS
January 21, 2007 | Foster Klug, Associated Press Writer
Bindi Irwin is ready to continue her famous father's work: spreading the wonder of wildlife. "I'm going to become a wildlife warrior just like he was," 8-year-old Bindi, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, told an audience Friday at Washington's National Press Club. Five months after Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray, Bindi and her mother, Terri Irwin, are on a U.S. tour to promote Bindi's upcoming television series.
NEWS
January 11, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
ONLY four months after the death of its patriarch, the family of iconic wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin is carrying on his legacy. "You have good days and really rough days," Terri Irwin says quietly, speaking by phone from Australia about the loss of her husband, the man who was known to millions as the Crocodile Hunter. Irwin was fatally struck in the heart by a stingray barb in September, during filming of an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Authorities gave the video of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's fatal encounter with a stingray to his family and destroyed all copies to prevent the grisly footage from being made public, an Australian state coroner said Thursday. Irwin, 44, died Sept. 4 after being stabbed in the chest by the stingray's poisonous barb while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast.
NEWS
September 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin always felt he would die early, but that he would be killed in a car wreck and not by an animal, his widow says. In an interview with Australia's Nine Network that aired Wednesday, Terri Irwin said her husband, who died from the jab of a stingray Sept. 4, had an uncanny way with animals that both of them believed would keep him safe as he caught crocodiles, snatched up snakes and played with other dangerous beasts.
WORLD
September 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Hollywood celebrities and friends and family of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin paid their final respects to the popular TV host and conservationist today at a public memorial service that was alternately sad, uplifting and even funny when bloopers from his show were played. "It was way too soon for all of us," actor Russell Crowe said in a recorded tribute from New York.
OPINION
September 6, 2006
While Australia has lost a favorite son (obituary, Sept. 5), and his family a loving father and husband, the world has lost a wonderfully devoted educator, entertainer and conservationist. Steve Irwin's contributions were many, and he will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. MARK ROTHSCHILD Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2006 | Christopher Goffard, Times Staff Writer
Snakes terrified John Silva until the day he turned on the TV and saw Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin sidling right up to them, undaunted. So a couple of years back he bought a Burmese python, Nefertiti, and "it's just been love ever since." Now, besides owning 15 snakes, the 40-year-old Fresno man builds and sells roomy, well-ventilated cages "to give the snakes the ultimate healthy lifestyle."
WORLD
September 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Hollywood celebrities and friends and family of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin paid their final respects to the popular TV host and conservationist today at a public memorial service that was alternately sad, uplifting and even funny when bloopers from his show were played. "It was way too soon for all of us," actor Russell Crowe said in a recorded tribute from New York.
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