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Steve Irwin: ‘Crocodile Hunter’

Steve Irwin
Australian zookeeper and conservationist became a media star-with his cable TV show, animation spots and advertisements. (Ken Hively / LAT)
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Irwin poses with a three foot long alligator at the San Francisco Zoo in 2002. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
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Irwin and his wife Terri Irwin, pose with an albino Burmese at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 2002. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
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Irwin drew a large amount of criticism for this incident. (Associated Press)
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Irwin holds his month-old son, Robert, in front of a 13-foot crocodile in an image from television during a croc feeding. (Associated Press)
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Irwin wrestles a live alligator on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Ken Hively / LAT)
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Irwin appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a real live alligator, where Leno lost his grip and falls trying to lift the gator with Irwin. (Ken Hively / LAT)
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Irwin wrangles a fierce snake. (Greg Barrett)
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Irwin comes face to face with a dangerous 12-foot “saltie.” (Greg Barrett)
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Steve and Terri Irwin try to get a jaw rope around a ferocious 12-foot croc in in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ adventure comedy movie: The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (Greg Barrett)
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