09:23 AM EDT 08/01/2014
Originally posted 10/03/2012 03:45PM
Call him a Crocodile Hunter ... in training!
Steve Irwin's only son made his late father proud Tuesday when he publicly fed freshwater crocodiles for the first time at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah.
Eight-year-old Robert Irwin, who was just 2 when his animal conservationist father died in 2006, stood a safe distance away from the half dozen reptiles as he carefully tossed them fish from a bucket.
"It was really, really fun," he told reporters afterward, adding that he wasn't nervous. "Next, I'd like to feed a big alligator, and then a saltwater croc."
Originally posted 04/07/2008 06:15PM
The late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin didn't just save wildlife – he saved his father, Bob, from taking his own life after the death of the elder Irwin's first wife in a 2000 car accident.
In an interview that aired Down Under Monday on a TV program called Australian Story, Bob Irwin, 68, recounted his grief over his wife Lynn and how, in the depths of despondency, he packed up his truck and headed to a "special spot" that he'd shared in the past with Lynn and Steve, reports Australia's The Age newspaper.
As Bob Irwin told the story, his cell phone rang in the truck, and it was Steve. "He said, 'I know what you're going to do', and I didn't really have an answer for that and then he said, 'Well, wait there, I'll come with you because we both might as well go.'
Originally posted 01/12/2007 08:00AM
Bindi Irwin made her TV debut on Thursday and said she wants to make her dad proud.
Originally posted 10/20/2006 10:00AM
Bindi Irwin's 26-part wildlife documentary series for the Discovery Kids network, Bindi, The Jungle Girl, slated to debut in January 2007, has been put on hold for a year.
Originally posted 10/16/2006 09:10AM
Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin may be gone, but his love for animals will live on – through his and his wife Terri's 8-year-old daughter, Bindi.
Originally posted 10/11/2006 10:40AM
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's widow Terri and daughter Bindi made their first big trip away from their home at Queensland's Australia Zoo on Wednesday – to attend the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2006 at Sydney's Entertainment Centre, where they both got slimed.
Originally posted 09/26/2006 06:40PM
Terri Irwin, the widow of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has been taking life "one minute at a time" since his death on Sept. 4, she says in a new interview.
Originally posted 09/20/2006 08:10AM
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was remembered at his public memorial Wednesday for the love he demonstrated "for the two things that ought to matter more to all of us than anything else – his love of his family and his love of his country," said Australia's Prime Minister John Howard.
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