Steve in full flight, you have to admire the mans exuberance and joy for life.
Friend Heather and her son Liam.
We had a great day there.
“Crikey,” I used to feel quite embarrassed by Steve’s over
exuberant behavior, people from the rest of the world will
think we are all like him.
Little did I know then, that the world would probably be a better place if, in
fact, we were all a bit like Steve, sure, minus some of the Crikey factor might
Before I had ever visited Australia Zoo, which is only 50 miles from
where I live and just off the Bruce Highway that I travel quite regularly, I
saw a program on TV that started me thinking that Steve was a dedicated
and successful man. worthy of some research.
Now having visited Australia Zoo a couple of times, and found out a bit of what
makes Steve tick, I must admit I have become something of a fan of the man,
he certainly has an infectious nature.
The Australia Zoo just oozes Steve's personality, pictured here with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi.
Both his parents were dedicated to wildlife conservation, so it is understandable that he grew up with a passion for, and no fear of, all the creatures he now embraces so enthusiastically.
Terri also has a background in animal care, she helped her parents establish Cougar Country in her home State of
With the pool of caring for animals that these two families have, there is little doubt that Bindi and Bob, Steve and Terri’s two children, will follow in the same footprints.
There is a far wider reaching goal in the Irwin’s sights however than simply running a very successful wildlife park, they are actively engaged in the acquisition of large tracts of land that can be converted back to the wilderness state that is suitable habitat for endangered species of wildlife.
Steve is seldom seen dressed in anything other than his shorts and shirt,” work clothes,” when asked about his wardrobe in a TV interview he said that he did own some “Dress Kakis” but seldom wore them.
As I said at the start, I now consider Steve Irwin to be an Australian that we can all be proud of, and he has certainly proven that he has the business skills to run a very successful multi-million dollar enterprise.
They employ a large staff, each and every one of whom is obviously hand picked, they come across with the same enthusiasm that is so obvious in Steve.
"we dips our lids to them."