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Steve Backshall = Steve Irwin

October 1, 2011

I shall be back?

Stephen Robert “Steve” Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter“, was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted with his wife Terri. Together, the couple also owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin’s parents in Beerwah, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the Queensland state capital city of Brisbane. Irwin died on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film entitled Ocean’s Deadliest. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MY Steve Irwin was named in his honour.

Steve Backshall (b. Stephen James Backshall) is a British naturalistwriter and television presenter, best known forBBC TV‘s “Deadly 60‘. This series sees Backshall travelling the world in search of predators that are, “Not just deadly to me, but deadly in their own world”. He has dived with Great White and tiger sharks, caught king cobras and black mambas, had a redback spider on his hand and was bitten on screen by a crocodile [1]. They are currently filming the third season of the series, which is transmitted on Nat Geo WildAnimal Planet and BBC worldwide. He has also presented The Really Wild ShowLost Land of the VolcanoLost Land of the Tiger,[2] Lost Land of the Jaguar,Expedition AlaskaWilderness St Kilda and Expedition Borneo, and National Geographic Channel‘s EarthPulse series. He is also an author with the Rough Guides.

Steve Backshall

Steve Irwin

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