People around the world came to know and love Steve Irwin. He was known as the “Crocodile Hunter” for his crazy antics and the way he tackled big crocodiles on television.
"Steve was very much the face of our channel. People even today in focus groups bring up the impact of "The Crocodile Hunter,’” said a representative for Animal Planet.
Steve was a wonderful husband and father. He was also a renowned conservationist and his work is still living on today.
Now, years after his tragic passing, his family is making a major announcement. They are planning to return to television!
“The network said Wednesday that Irwin's widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert, will reappear on Animal Planet starting next year. The family has carried on Steve's conservation work in Australia, running a zoo, a wildlife preserve and supporting projects that try to save endangered animals worldwide,” according to CBS.
The move is huge! Fans are extremely excited to watch their new series. Some people took to social media to express their joy at the news.
"It seemed like a really good time since we do so many things together as a family," said Terri Irwin, in an interview from Australia.
The original show aired on Animal Planet from 1996 to 2007. Steve tragically passed in 2006 while filming an underwater shot. A stingray pierced his heart with the sharp barb of it's tail.
Steve’s wife raised their children and they have grown up to follow in their father’s footsteps. They both love animals and have a passion for life and for teaching others about nature.
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