Years After Steve Irwin Changed Wildlife, Family Makes Announcement Setting Internet Ablaze
HeartEternal Staff 7/3/2017
Steve Irwin was a pioneer for the wildlife industry. He worked closely with his parents on their wildlife refuge in Australia, then expanded it after he took over the establishment.
Known as the Crocodile Hunter, Steve worked with the Australian government to help spare these creatures from danger and death by relocating them to safer areas. He championed for animals that were endangered and along with his wife Terri, helped with rehabilitating injured creatures. He also strove to teach others about animals deemed dangerous, which is what he was best known for in front of the television camera.
Many people remember his flamboyant demeanor, his jovial nature, his love for animals and his hit television series The Crocodile Hunter. Now, people will remember him forever--not just through reruns of his television shows--but because he's being celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It's been 11 years since Steve entertained and educated people about animals. His legacy continues on through the work done by Terri, along with their daughter Bindi and son Robert.
The family was absolutely thrilled when they found out their legendary husband and dad would be memorialized with such a significant tribute.
In a touching video of the family gathered around a laptop being informed of the wonderful news about the star, Robert could be heard exclaiming "that's amazing!" while Bindi and Terri scream and jump for joy. Terri then took to Twitter to share the good news.
Robert noted on social media that "I am so proud of my dad for getting a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood." Bindi also gave a shout out to her dad and his posthumous honor on Instagram.
"Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work."
Steve will forever be remembered for his vibrant personality, his heart of gold and his mission to save animals and educate people about them. His television series inspired legions of fans who loved watching his adventures.
The star will be officially installed on the Walk of Fame in 2018. Congratulations to Steve and his family for this significant honor being bestowed upon him!
Sources: Daily Mail, Twitter/Terri Irwin FB Image Credit: Instagram/bindisueirwin, Twitter/Terri Irwin