Their son, Robert (Bob) Clarence Irwin was born December 1, 2003. His wife Terri once said in an interview, “The only thing that could ever keep him away from the animals he loves are the people he loves even more.”In 1973, Irwin moved with his parents, naturalists Lyn and Bob Irwin, to Beerwah in Queensland, where the family founded the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park.Irwin shared his parents’ love of animals and soon began feeding and caring for the animals at the park.Stephen Robert (Steve) Irwin was born February 22, 1962, in Essendon, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.He died on September 4, 2006, after being stung by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.Irwin received a puncture wound in the upper left side of his chest, which resulted in a form of cardiac arrest, killing him almost instantly.His crew called for emergency medical treatment and tried to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene when the emergency medical team arrived.In June 2004, Irwin was accused of disturbing whales, seals and penguins by coming too close to them while filming a documentary in Antarctica. Steve Irwin was a lifelong environmentalist and animal rights advocate.
Steve Irwin married Terri (Raines) Irwin on June 4, 1992, just six months after they met when she was visiting the Australia Zoo, a popular wildlife park that Irwin owned and operated. The couple spent their honeymoon capturing crocodiles, and the film of that experience became the first episode of Steve and Terri Irwin have two children.Their daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin, was born July 24, 1998.Later, Irwin was director of the Australia Zoo, which was the name he gave his family’s wildlife park after his parents retired in 1991 and he took over the business, but it was his film and television work that made him famous.became a wildly successful TV series, eventually airing in more than 120 countries and reaching a weekly audience of 200 million viewers—10 times the population of Australia. Irwin sparked public and media criticism in January 2004, when he carried his infant son in his arms while feeding raw meat to a crocodile.
He got his first python at age 6, and started hunting crocodiles at age 9, when his father taught him to go into the rivers at night to capture the reptiles.As a young man, Steve Irwin took part in the government’s Crocodile Relocation Program, trapping crocodiles that had strayed too close to population centers, and either transferring them to more appropriate locations in the wild or adding them to the family park.