I saw the most marvelous episode of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter this morning. The world lost a man when he was killed by that ray.
This morning there was footage of his mom, his stepdad and of course when he met his wife, Terri. The birth of his daughter Bindi and how she was named. I wish I had met him and Terri in real life. I like to think they were as wonderful as portrayed in their TV series. Oh well, not my luck.
Val were you ever at his animal park?
Sugar, I absolutely love Steve Irwin, it was a definantely a loss to the world when he was killed. I still watch his shows. I also know he is probably just shaking his head at some of the shows on tv now like the new one "Outback Hunters" and "Swamp People" where they kill all the beautiful animals. I can't watch shows like that they just make me sick. I wish I could go to Australia and see his animal park (even though I am not a big fan of zoos). I am happy to know that you were such a big fan of him too. I never did find out how they came up with Bindi's name, do you know?
I'm not sure it was how Irwin's daughter was named but a bindi is a hindu beauty mark or ornament worn on the forehead.
I can tell you how she was named, first Bindi for Steve's favorite crocodile and Sue for his favorite dog Suey. Bindi Sue. How about that? I'm not sure I spelled Suey right. I learned that this morning. I still watch his programs too. No, Steve would not be happy with all the killing going on in the current batch of shows. Maybe he could stomach the Turtle Man (Wild man) as he rescues and releases.
Thanks for that and to Karen too, both tidbits of information are interesting. I have never seen the Turtle Man but it may not be a show that is available in Canada yet. I enjoy watching Survivorman with Les Stroud too it is a very interesting show, how any of you seen it?
Thanks everyone. I can't watch his shows as I don't have cablr, but I agree the world lost a good man.
Thanks for this thread remember Steve Irwin. I agree - such a sad loss.
Bindi and Robert are growing up to be lovely children and devoted to animals, just like their father. If you do a search for the Australia Zoo you'll be able to get recent blogs and photographs... my internet connection is too slow to provide it just now, sorry.
Thanks for bringing up the remembrance of Steve Irwin. Yes Sandi, your right, the world did lose a good man. He had a passion for the animals, the dangerous and the meek ones. Loved that man on how he would deal with the animals. Brought such a spark to the show. Thubten thank you for the info' on the Ausralian Zoo where I can look up for blogs and pictures of them. I had seen the part where he was out swimming and the stingray had got him. That was so shocking and terrible. But you know, he would go on to say it wasn't the ray's fault, it is just instinctive nature of the animal. So glad his children are still involved with working with the animals.
Teri happened to take a visit to Australia Zoo.She was 27 and he 29. He went on stage there at his zoo and he saw what he described the most gorgeous girl in the world. She took his breath away. He had to find her at the end of the show and that took a bit to find her. He did and not long later, they announced their engagement and was married a few months later.
Yes Bindi was indeed named after his beloved Croc and yes I am sure her second name is Sue.
In 1998 Steve and Terri were blessed with their first child. Bindi was born in Buderim, Queensland on 24 July. Steve named her after one of his favourite crocodiles. "Bindi" is also an Aboriginal word meaning 'young girl'. It is also a little round flat ball with teeth all aroung it that sticks to your socks when walking thru long grass or weeds.
Robert was named after his Grand father the founder of Australia Zoo.
Steve and Terri had a perfect little girl and now hoped for a son. On 1 December 2003, Robert Clarence Irwin was born. He was named after Steve's dad and Terri's dad. Robert is the mirror image of his father and is crazy about reptiles!
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Together they had two children: a daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin (born 24 July 1998), and a son, Robert Clarence "Bob" (named after Irwin's father) Irwin (born 1 December 2003). Bindi Sue is jointly named after two of Steve Irwin's favourite animals: Bindi, a saltwater crocodile, and Sui, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who died on 23 June 2004. Irwin was as enthusiastic about his family as he was about his work. He once described his daughter Bindi as "the reason [he] was put on the Earth." His wife once said, "The only thing that could ever keep him away from the animals he loves are the people he loves even more." Although the Irwins were happily married, they did not wear wedding rings; they believed that in their line of work, wearing jewellery could pose a hazard to them and/or the animals.
Steve Irwin grew up in Essendon on the other side of Melbourne to me in Victoria.
Thanks for this thread. I agree - the world lost a good man. He had such a passion for wildlife and brought it to us.
Thanks for all that information Summerannie
Thank you Summeranni, I can't get enough of Steve and Terri. And Thuben thanks for the idea of looking for more links to Steve through Australian zoos.
I watched him this morning as he went one on one with a black mamba. He was sweating afterwards.
Thanks Summeranni! it's strange howthe same word can mean such different hings in differnt cultures and languages. I hope we never stop learning!
Me too Karen, I love to learn new things.
He truly was a great man who encouraged such a positive fearless energy and truly loved everyone and everything. Not sure whats happening here, but apparently with one of his daughters there is a bit of newsworthy buzz occuring..see here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2267606/Steve-Irwins-14-year-old-daughter-Bindi-bizarre-spat-Hillary-Clinton-article-overpopulation.html
Garnet, thanks for the link. It was worth reading in addition the photos were wonderful. Bindi looks like both Terri and Steve. I still feel Steve's loss to the world, but I think he probably went as he would have wanted. On the job. I wish it hadn't happened, but I guess God wanted him right then. He did leave a wonderful legacy.
Thank you again,
Garnet, thank-you for the link, I am glad to see that Bindi is growing up to be just like her dad. I miss him a lot and I'm sure the animals do too.
Thanks Katka, I will go there later today.
I went there now. I couldn't wait. I loved watching and listening to Bindi. Thank you,