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

Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.


I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.


Crikey means gee whiz, wow!


So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.


We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn't work for us.


That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.


I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.


Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.


Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.


No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.


So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.


There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then.


I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.


My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.


I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.


I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I'm just fine with that.


I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.


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