It’s Been 10 Years Today Since The World Lost Steve Irwin ‘The Crocodile Hunter’, Here’s My Favorite Clip Of His
It’s been 10 years to the day since Steve Irwin ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ died after being struck through the heart by the barb of a stingray. It is hard to put into words just how profound of an impact this man had on the world of animal conservation. Above all else Steve Irwin‘s remembered as being one of the kindest men to every grace our television sets. His heart was full of love. Love for every creature on planet earth and love for his family.
To honor Steve Irwin’s legacy on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death I’ve pulled one of my favorite clips of his, the one where he encounters the poisonous and powerful Komodo Dragon. Below this clip is a very heartfelt Instagram post by Steve’s daughter Bindi:
Now get ready to board the ‘Feels Train’ with this Instagram post from Bindi Irwin, Steve’s 18-year-old daughter who has carried on his incredible legacy of animal conservation:
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CRIKEY! Check out Big Dunc on the #CrocTrip2016 🐊🌿 Our highly experienced @AustraliaZoo Croc Team uses the very same capture techniques that Dad developed so many years ago. Our team leader, Toby Millyard was trained by Dad himself and continues to help us carry on in his footsteps. We truly have the most elite team when it comes to catching crocs and we all share the passion of protecting crocodiles as well as educating others. These techniques have allowed us to safely capture crocs such as Big Dunc. Big Dunc is a whopping 15 feet 1.5 inches of sheer power. He is currently the largest crocodile we are tracking in the Wenlock River. This is the third time Big Dunc has decided to stop by for a free meal and to say g'day to our team. Somehow he manages to seem bigger and bigger with each visit. Big Dunc is just one of the 146 (and counting) crocodiles we are currently tracking throughout the Wenlock River.
I may or may not be crying very real tears right now after seeing that photo Bindi posted today. Either that or someone’s cutting onions in the other room. If you’re not getting teared up yet don’t worry, this clip will put you over the top: