06 September 2006

Crikey! The World Has Lost A Great Man

Not just Australia, but the World lost a great man on Monday 4th September 2006, after being stung in the chest by a Stingray, while filming a new documentary for a children's show.

Steve Irwin was a fantastic ambassador for animals and had so much enthusiasm in his work and with his family, he was a joy to watch and appealed to both adults and children in his unique way of educating us all.

To read more about Steve's life, click on the heading above.

SYDNEY, Australia - A private funeral service was held for Australian TV naturalist Steve Irwin on Saturday 9th September and he will be buried at his family's zoo in the northern state of Queensland, local media reported. Irwin's father, Bob Irwin, had declined a government offer for a state funeral for his son. Irwin, known as the "Crocodile Hunter" after his popular TV documentaries which aired around the world, was killed six days ago by a stingray barb to the chest while diving on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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