You may not recognize them, not in khaki, but it really is the Irwin family.
November 15th has been declared Steve Irwin Day.
A huge crowd gathered today at Australia Zoo to celebrate the life of the late Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter”
The celebrations today include; the unveiling of a life size statue of the family, Steve, Terri, Bindi, and Bob,
Robert (Bob) and Bindi embracing the Bindi portion of the bronze statue.
the launch of Terri’s new book “My Steve” (this may be released in the USA as “Me and Steve”)
performances by family friends Olivia Newton-John, and Jimmy Barnes,
Jimmy and Olivia were more suitably clothed in Khaki for their performances.
and the release of two new songs by Bindi Irwin.
In the words of Terri Irwin, Steve would have been proud but he would have said…. “It’s not about me, it’s about my Crocs.”
To round the day out it has been announced that Steve has been posthumously awarded an adjunct professorship by the
Article from: AAP
By Jessica Marszalek
CROCODILE Hunter Steve Irwin has been posthumously awarded an adjunct professorship by the
Irwin's wife Terri was presented with the award from the university's
"I think that this would be such a tremendous honour to Steve," she said.
"This will be something the Irwin family will treasure forever."
She said that while she was proud of what her husband had achieved, she was excited about the future of the research project he had helped start.
The presentation followed a public lecture by Irwin's friend and colleague Professor Craig Franklin focusing on Irwin's contribution to crocodile research, including a project which tracked crocodiles' underwater movements from space.
He said the groundbreaking project had discovered wide travelling patterns – up to 900km – and that crocodiles had highly developed instincts which allowed them to find their way home after being relocated hundreds of kilometres away.
Prof Franklin said many of Irwin's fans underestimated just how much he had really contributed to conservation.
He said Irwin had "a long history" of publishing research papers and journals, and had even discovered a new breed of turtle – named Elseya Irwinii – in
Irwin had also achieved the extraordinary feat of being awarded an Australia Research Council linkage grant, he said."They're highly prestigious ... and that's quite something for someone who's outside of academia to be named investigator on such a grant," he said.