Crocodile-hunter

anonymous asked:

What was your favourite tv show as a young kid?

depends what age you’re talkin, but I loved little bear, crocodile hunter, art attack, franklin, extreme makeover home edition, big brother, charmed, buffy, and as I got older I loved disney/family channel shows like zoey 101, that’s so raven, wizards of waverly place, 8 simple rules, etc

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The Crocodile Hunter style of writing involves chasing after cool-looking ideas that wander by and tackling them into submission.

I don’t recommend it for the long-term because it’s exhausting, but if there isn’t at least a LITTLE bit of Crocodile Hunter in your writing, I’m probably not going to read it.

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The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is being threatened by strip mining. Cape Alumina Pty Ltd has lodged mining lease applications which include approximately 12,300 ha of the Reserve. Cape Alumina company documents indicate an intention to mine 50 plus million tons over a 10 year period commencing 2010. The greater part of this mine is on SIWR.

Sign the petition to STOP mining on Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and ask for a petition pack via email.

http://savestevesplace.com/

UPDATE: Steve’s Place has been saved! Thank you for sharing this post and signing the petition; Steve would have been so proud of the outpouring of support from each of you. I know we certainly are.
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In honour of Steve Irwin. – “Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.”

Stephen Robert "Steve“ Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed ”The Crocodile Hunter“.

"If there’s one thing that I, Steve Irwin, would wanna be remembered for, it’s be remembered for passion and enthusiasm. Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona.

Please help continue Steve’s legacy and find out more about his passion here. [Inspired by this post and this video.] 

When Steve Irwin was filming a documentary near Baja, Mexico in 2003, he overheard on his radio that two scuba divers were reported missing in the area. He called in a search plane, his entire crew stopped filming to aid in the 2-day search and rescue operation, and he personally escorted the sole survivor to safety. Source

Anyone who disrespects this man’s memory has never been passionate about anything in their life. Or they have been passionate but they never had the courage to use that passion to live their dreams. 

Steve Irwin was both. He was passionate and enthusiastic about wildlife and its conservation. He used that passion to educate millions of people around the world about all species of animals, especially the most feared and hated species such as Crocodiles, Sharks and Snakes. 

He loved wildlife the same way he loved his own family and everyday was an adventure for him. Few people can truly confess to living such a free and fantastic life. 

He did so much for wildlife conservation without even mentioning it, such as buying land to create natural reserves free from human interference. Most importantly, he reached out to a generation of children who would have been bored by the traditional documentary style by interacting with the animals to show his love and enthusiasm. 

This man was and still is a hero to many people, including me. For anyone to disrespect him or speak ill of him is ignorant. It displays a complete lack of understanding for who Steve was and what he represented and continues to represent to this day. 

He is now watching us. It is our turn to make the difference that he started. I’m sure he’d be immensely proud of his children who are following in his footsteps. We can all make a difference by following his example. 

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Since September 4th is the anniversary of Steve Irwin’s death, I felt like sharing this.

When I was a kid I didn’t want to be a doctor, or actress, or pirate when I grew up. I wanted to be Steve Irwin. I learned everything I could about animals. I was always catching lizards, frogs, and tarantulas, much to my mother’s dismay. My parents let me wear khaki shorts and animal themed t-shirts to school everyday, even picture day. 

For my 11th birthday, my mom emailed Steve Irwin at the Australia Zoo and told him that I was his biggest fan and that I told everyone that I was going to be him someday. My mom asked if he would be willing to autograph a picture and that she would even pay for him to mail it. She honestly didn’t even expect him to reply.

But he did. 

On my birthday there was a letter for me from the Australia Zoo. It had a card, autographed pictures, and a bunch of fliers about how to volunteer at the zoo. Most importantly though, look at that card. It’s not typed, or generic. It’s fucking glitter-glued. That card is handwritten with gel pens, the Happy Birthday is glitter, the stars are all drawn on with gel pens and glitter too.

Steve Irwin actually wrote me a real birthday card and it is still the most amazing thing I have ever gotten.

Steve Irwin will always be my hero because he didn’t just care about animals. He cared about 11 year old girls who dreamed of being him when they grew up. 

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        Remembering Steve Irwin, an open letter to animal lovers. 

Today is September 4th 2014. It has now been 8 years since the death of one of my greatest heroes.Steven Robert Irwin. In that time, and unlike what my comforting mother, and friends assured me, it has not become easier. In the years since his passing I have watched as animal media feed into the hands of the uneducated, sensationalist, and often even cruel TV show hosts only content in showcasing the brutality, and deadly aspects of wildlife. I have seen no one step up to the plate, no one fill that void he left in the world. Consider this an open letter, to all those as tragically in love with the natural world as I. Get out there, be loud, show your self and your love to the world, educate, experience, and just and just freaking live. We are but one species on what may be the most biodiverse planet in the universe. So get up, and make some damn noise, lose the fear, and show them what you love.

       “Because people want to save, the things that they love.”

             We all miss you mate.