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Crikey! Google doodles celebrate birthday of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin

BL Internet Desk | Updated on February 22, 2019 Published on February 22, 2019

Steve Irwin doodle   -  Google

The series of illustrations depicted the various aspects of Steve Irwin’s life – including the Australian Zoo and his family

Friday’s Google Doodle reminded those 90s kids of Animal Planet’s favourite ‘crocodile hunter’ – Steve Irwin.

The series of illustrations depicted the various aspects of Steve Irwin’s life – including the Australian Zoo and his family.

Steve Irwin was born on February 22, 1962 and was inclined towards wildlife conservation since his childhood. His parents had opened a wildlife park called the Beerwah Reptile Park in Queensland, Australia, where he would often work as a volunteer.

Steve Irwin Doodle   -  Google

 

In 1991, he took over the park, which was renamed as the ‘Australian zoo’ in 1998. Steve Irwin married Terri, who was also a wildlife expert, in 1992. Together, the couple had begun a ‘14-year-long adventure’ of filming in Australia’s wild outbacks and in other parts of the globe.

Steve Irwin Doodle   -  Google

 

In 2006, Steve Irwin met with an accident while filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. He was pierced in the heart by a stingray barb. “Losing Steve was a real crossroads for us, but together we decided to continue his mission,” said Terri Irwin in a blog post.

Steve Irwin Doodle   -  Google

 

Since then, Terri and her children, Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin, have worked towards the expansion of the Australian Zoo and continue the conservation work that Steve Irwin had begun.

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Published on February 22, 2019
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