Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter

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Steve Irwin, is a famous name when it comes to crocs. The Australian ‘Crocodile Hunter’ is very well known for his love for the crocs but he has also made significant contributions towards the ocean conservation. Being a determined environmentalist, his only aim was to conserve the endangered species.

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In the current scenario, there are many more people who now are getting inspired by people like Steve and starting to contribute towards the environment.  Steve Irwin made various documentaries to acknowledge people about the marine life. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded by Steve, who renamed one of their ships My Steve Irwin.

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He was so passionate towards protecting the environment that he opened up a family park in Australia to engage the people and aware them of the animals and let them know their importance.

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Steve Irwin met with an unexpected incident that led to his tragic death. On 4 September 2006, Irwin was on location at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, taking part in the production of the documentary series Ocean’s Deadliest. While swimming in the chest-deep water, Irwin approached a stingray with an approximate span of two meters (6.5 ft) from the rear, in order to film it swimming away. The stingray propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail. Hundreds of strikes hit him in a few seconds. Irwin initially believed he only had a punctured lung. However, the stingray’s barb pierced his heart, causing him to bleed to death.

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Even after his death, he is still protecting the ocean via the environmental action organization named the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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