Steve Irwin, known to many as “The Crocodile Hunter,” would have turned 57 on Friday and Google is celebrating his life with a Google Doodle to illustrate his love for wildlife and his family.
The Australian wildlife advocate and TV personality was best known for his popular TV series The Crocodile Hunter. The beautifully illustrated, six-slide Google Doodle honors his love for animals.
Irwin died on September 4, 2006, after being stabbed in the heart by a stingray while shooting an underwater documentary in Batt Reef, Australia.
Steve Irwin Google Doodle
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“Today’s Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognized as the most extensive of any conservationist,” Irwin’s wife Terri wrote in a blog post for Google.
Irwin’s daughter Bindi took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late father by posting a throwback picture of herself with him.
“Thank you for always being my guiding light,” she wrote in the caption.
To celebrate and honor the life of Steve Irwin, Metro looks back at his life in pictures that illustrate how much he loved interacting with animals and educating others about wildlife preservation.