Who Was Steve Irwin?

Who Was Steve Irwin?

By Dina Anastasio

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Book 99 of 216 in the  Who Was Book Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7n/an/an/an/a
By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin!

Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family's park, and instead of a honeymoon, the pair filmed a wildlife documentary that led to the creation of the well-known series The Crocodile Hunter. Tragically, Steve was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming a documentary when a stingray attacked, piercing his heart. He was forty-four years old. However, his life's work obviously still strikes a chord with kids who voted him the winner of the 100th Who Was...? title.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-13: 9780448488387
ISBN-10: 0448488388
Published on 5/19/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 112

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Steve loved the out doors he lived in zoo because his family opened it. He loved animals so much when he was a little boy is first pet was a python. A lot of people back then watched the show "The Crocodile Hunter" and the host of that show is Steve Irwin. Steve cared about all the animals he had to get animals to safety and sometimes he will keep some and put them in the zoo.