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Google Doodle Honors Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

first_imgStay on target Steve Irwin, the legendary “Crocodile Hunter” and TV personality from Australia, is being commemorated by Google on what would have been his 57th birthday.Irwin, who tragically passed away in 2006, was known as an avid wildlife enthusiast and loving family man. To celebrate Irwin’s legacy, Google is unveiling six new doodles on Feb. 22. In the drawings, a cute animated Irwin is shown feeding crocodiles, exploring the outdoors, smiling on a billboard, and spending time with his wife and children.Steve has been honoured with a #GoogleDoodle! Happy Birthday for tomorrow, to the greatest Wildlife Warrior. We’re so proud @googledownunder pic.twitter.com/MPne0neXWn— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) February 21, 2019As a child, Irwin spent a lot of time at his parent’s reptile park in Queensland, Australia. At the park, he started working with crocodiles and became passionate about crocodile conservation efforts. Eventually, Irwin started managing the reptile park, which was renamed Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. Today, the park is known as the Australia [email protected] shares a side-by-side photo of @RobertIrwin & Steve Irwin on The Tonight Show https://t.co/ZOri5a34Zc pic.twitter.com/1YXbtcoj6d— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) February 16, 2019Irwin then met his future wife Terri, who visited the zoo on a trip. The couple spent their honeymoon capturing crocodiles on video, and their footage became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter, an animal series that was watched by over 500 million people worldwide. In 2001, the Australian government awarded Irwin the Centenary Medal for a lifetime of service and three years later, he was nominated for Australian of the Year.Today, the world remembers Irwin’s efforts on Steve Irwin Day, which takes place annually on Nov. 15. The international celebration involves family, fun, and wildlife initiatives that pay tribute to the Irwin family’s animal conservation initiatives.More on Geek.com:Google Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’ Google Apologizes for ‘Hidden’ Nest Secure Microphone DramaGoogle Maps AR Navigation Is Being Tested by Some Early Users 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation last_img read more