Last November 15, Australia celebrated Irwin Day – which marks the memory of the beloved Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
This year, 24-year-old daughter Bindi Irwin celebrated her father’s memory by posting a video to social media (and at their park in Australia) that recalls his passion and love for conservation.
Pieced together from an old interview, Steve himself says that if he could be remembered for anything, it would be passion and enthusiasm. Conservation was more than his job; it was his entire persona.
Steve adds, “a lot of people say, ‘why? Why did you touch that snake? Why did you catch that goanna?'” He explains, “If I can’t get animals into people’s hearts, there will be no conservation. There will be absolutely no love for our wild animals. And that would be devastating.”
He continues, “everything would just suffer, and this would be a very ugly world.”
Steve concludes, “… by conserving wildlife; I am helping humanity. That’s what I’d like to be remembered for.”
Steve’s wife, Terri Irwin, recently took complete control of their family zoo in Australia after Steve’s best friend stepped away amid controversy.
As you can see … ticket sales have suffered.
It’s sad to see a former legend’s flame die like this.