Steve Irwin, the famous Australian wildlife enthusiast and TV personality, is being remembered today for it would have been his 57th birthday.
He was born on February 22, 1962, in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The “Crocodile Hunter” was known for his love and passion for wildlife that he once shared on many TV programs. Even though he had no scientific degree, Irwin knew how to handle different kinds of animals because he grew up at his parents’ wildlife park. The famous Australian conservationist died 13 years ago after he was stung by a stingray—leaving behind his wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Robert.
And today, Google Doodle honors Steve Irwin by displaying a slideshow of six colorful illustrations to show how much he cared for his family and the environment.
“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,” writes his wife, Terri.
The illustrations sum up Irwin’s life as a family and a wildlife expert.
Meanwhile, Irwin’s daughter Bindi posted a snap of her as a baby in the arms of her beaming father and a koala.
“Thank you for always being my guiding light,” Bindi captioned.
Terri, Bindi, and Robert have made sure his legacy lives on as they continue to share his love for wildlife with the rest of the world.
“We carry on as though he were still here and we treasure everything he stood for and carrying on with his important legacy,” Terri told Sunrise last year./TV
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