Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter

"We did it together"

Arriving at Cradle Mountain Resort on 4 September, 2006, Terri Irwin found an urgent message to call home. Nothing new there - urgent messages from the zoo followed her everywhere, since work often took her out of range of mobile and satellite phones. But it did seem odd being ushered into the manager's office to return the call.

Croc hunter knew he'd die young

CROCODILE hunter Steve Irwin had a sixth sense that he would die young, his American-born wife, Terri, has said.

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A special Lama drops in at zoo

THE Dalai Lama toured the zoo of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin today, and met the TV celebrity's widow Terry, son Bob and daughter Bindi.

Irwin death footage destroyed

ALL footage of Steve Irwin's death has been destroyed, his widow says.

Officials may destroy film of crocodile hunter Irwin's death

AUSTRALIAN officials have given the footage of "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin's fatal encounter with a stingray to his wife and may destroy any remaining copies to prevent them being made public.

Irwin video handed to family

AUSTRALIAN authorities handed the video of Steve Irwin's fatal encounter with a stingray to his family and destroyed all copies to prevent the footage from being made public, a state coroner said today.

Crocodile Hunter 'not interested in animal kingdom'

THE executive producer of the BBC's Planet Earth series, Alastair Fothergill, has branded the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin a "showman" more interested in stardom than the animal kingdom.

Irwin's widow tells of 'living nightmare'

THE widow of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin has spoken of the "living nightmare" she has been in since the loss of her husband.

Goodbye, Croc Hunter ... and best daddy

THE choir wore khaki, the congregation included koalas and a baby crocodile, while pride of place went to an old truck, surf board, sleeping bag and crocodile-hunting kit. It was, in every sense, Steve Irwin's day.

Thousands flock to memorial service for Crocodile Hunter

THOUSANDS of fans paid their respects to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin today at a special memorial service held in the wildlife star's Australia Zoo.

Hundreds queue for Irwin tribute

HUNDREDS queued for tickets to a farewell for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin in the "Crocoseum" of his Australian Zoo, with scores turned away today after all-night vigils when tickets ran out.

Irwin's animal park to host public tribute

CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin will be celebrated at a public memorial service next week at the Australian wildlife park his family owns, his wife announced today.

Are mutilated stingrays a sign of Irwin fans' revenge?

A WEEK after Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter", was killed by a stingray barb to the heart, his fans appear have hit back with a spate of revenge attacks on the usually docile sea creatures.

A man fit for all the pomp and ceremony

ONLY a very select group of people qualify for a state funeral. Even the Queen Mother's magnificent send-off wasn't the real thing. It was a "state ceremonial" funeral, which meant that the gun carriage carrying her coffin was pulled by horses, not sailors. Sailors get the job at proper state funerals, because they can usually be relied upon not to bolt and spoil the effect.

Irwin funeral 'in next two days'

A PRIVATE funeral for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be held in the next two days, his manager, John Stainton, said today.

Irwin family refuse offer of a state funeral

"CROCODILE Hunter" Steve Irwin would not have wanted a state funeral because he wanted to be remembered as "an ordinary bloke," the television star's father said yesterday.

Playing a dangerous game with animal life

I'M SORRY, but I never had much time for Steve Irwin. All that leaping around, grabbing crocodiles, squeezing snakes and generally agitating whatever other fanged creature he could lays his hands on usually just made me wonder why he couldn't leave the poor brutes alone, instead of apparently trying to provoke them to very visible displays of fear and anger.

Irwin's death caught on camera

CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin was videotaped pulling a poisonous stingray barb from his chest moments before he died.

'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin killed by stingray while making wildlife film

Key quote "It's a huge loss to Australia. He was a wonderful character. He was a passionate environmentalist. He brought joy and entertainment and excitement to millions of people." - John Howard, the Australian prime minister

'I have no fear of losing my life...'

THE news that the naturalist Steve Irwin was killed yesterday, when his heart was pierced by the barb of a stingray during the filming of a new underwater wildlife programme, has produced an outpouring of grief that even the khaki-clad Crocodile Hunter himself would have been shocked at.

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