‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Steve Irwin, known as “The Crocodile Hunter,” passed away on September 4, 2006. Now, 11 years after his death, the television personality and zoologist has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Steve Irwin’s parents were wildlife experts, and they opened the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park when Steve was just a child. He grew up surrounded by crocodiles and other animals, and he wrestled his first croc when he was just nine.


Later, Steve started volunteering for Queensland’s East Coast Crocodile Management program. In 1991, he took over management of the park, and in 1998 he renamed it Australia Zoo.

In 1992, Steve Irwin married Terri Raines, the love of his life. On July 24, 1998, Steve and Terri had a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin. Five years later, on December 1, 2003, they welcomed a son, Robert Clarence Irwin.


The television show The Crocodile Hunter premiered on Australian television in 1996 and hit American television a year later. Eventually, the show became popular in over 130 countries. The Crocodile Hunter reached 500 million people worldwide.

Over the years, Steve and his family appeared on a number of other television programs, commercials, and movies.

Steve was a passionate environmentalist and conservationist, and encouraged others to care about the environment.

When Steve passed away at age 44, people all over the world were devastated by the tragedy. Since his death, he’s been honored in a number of ways, but none have been as noteworthy as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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