Google remembers ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin on his birthday with Google Doodle.
Irwin was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist, and television personality. He rose to fame from the television series ‘The Crocodile Hunter’.
The show became an instant hit with the audience, with around 500 million people watching the show from over a 100 countries.
Born in the suburbs of Melbourne, Steve Irwin’s love for wildlife was passed down to him by his parents, Bob and Lyn Irwin, gifted him an eleven-foot python for his sixth birthday, who he lovingly named Fred.
The family moved to the Australian state of Queensland, where the Irwins opened a reptile park, known as the Beerwah Reptile Park.
Steve Irwin was awarded the Centenary Medal for a lifetime of service in 2001 and he was also nominated for the Australian of the Year in 2004.
In 2009, He was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
He was also posthumously honoured with the Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
To further honour Steve Irwin’s legacy, November 15 is marked as “Steve Irwin Day”.
The event in Australia is used as a fundraising event and benefits the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors program.