Steve Irwin Day is celebrated in the USA on November 15 and is dedicated to the crocodile hunter! I’m sure you know him too. Steve is an Australian naturalist, actor and host who has made a huge contribution to animal welfare. Founder of Wildlife Warriors, an animal protection organization.
The holiday appeared in 2007 at the initiative of the zoo in Australia. The Irwina family played an important role in the foundation: it was decided to honor the incredible personality with a memorable date! Steve didn’t have a degree in wildlife, but he grew up with animals like Mowgli or Tarzan. When the boy was only 6 years old, he was given a 12-foot python, and by the age of 9 he was boldly handling his first toothy reptile.
He chose his wife according to his interests – the girl also adored the world around her. Their friends said that the couple was perfectly balanced. They spent their honeymoon in a crocodile trap – the footage formed an episode of the series. The picture instantly became popular!
Steve was destined for a tragic death. In 2006, on September 4, he was on an expedition and at the same time on the set of a film about the ocean. The stingray pierced his heart – the man could not be saved. The funeral ceremony has collected 300 million views worldwide.
Amazing stories about Steve Irwin:
- caught over 100 crocodiles in his youth while volunteering in Queensland;
- he was the bravest of people, dealt with ferocious beasts, but was afraid of parrots. It is noteworthy that the birds really attacked him, and once almost deprived him of his nose;
- faced fear every day, but was more worried about the wedding ceremony – he sweated profusely and was in an anxious state.
How to celebrate
Wear khaki, a shade deeply loved by Steve. Watch films with his participation, invite your friends and relatives to watch. If possible, visit the zoo in honor of Irwin, there will be interesting events.
When is Steve Irwin Day celebrated in 2022?
Steve Irwin Day is observed on November 15 each year.