November 15, 2017
Steve Irwin Day on November 15 – is an international and annual event to celebrate the extraordinary life of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
The date had been chosen to coincide with the birthday of one of the entertainer’s most loved animals — a big tortoise from the Galápagos Islands named Harriet.
Harriet lived for 175 years old. She was the giant Galápagos land tortoise and her birthday is celebrated on November 15.
Stephen Robert Irwin’s life was a cocktail of love, passion, enthusiasm and respect for wildlife. His excitement over the most deadly snake or tiniest lizard brought him to the forefront of animal conservation. He set the precedent for making sure his fellow humans cared for and respected wildlife and the environment as much as he did.
CRIKEY! It is a word made famous by one man, the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. A man who lived in his khakis and spent most of his time darting the bite of a venomous snake, wrangling a crocodile, or rescuing an animal in need of help. He had an infectious personality that was saturated with enthusiasm and a love for life and wildlife alike.
On 4 September 2006, Irwin was filming a documentary series Ocean’s Deadliest at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. During the film shooting under the sea, he was pierced in the chest by a stingray bard, which hit his heart and died of cardiac arrest.
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