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Steve Irwin
February 22, 1962 - September 4, 2006
Nationality: Australian
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: Australian Scientist

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.


You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny.


I've probably saved thousands of peoples' lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.


Where I live if someone gives you a hug it's from the heart.


I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.


I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.


My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.


Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they're within range, you're dead, you're dead in your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it's WHACK!


The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.


Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.


Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.


No, snakes are no problem. I'd go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.


The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am.


I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.


You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.


So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I've been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it's gone beyond that.


My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest.


Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.


When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.


Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites.


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