'Crocodile Hunter' Death Rocks 'Planet'

Reynolds, Mike
September 2006
Multichannel News;9/11/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 36, p19
This article focuses on the impact of the death of Australian animal conservationist Steve Irwin on the executives and staff at Animal Planet. Irwin is the star of Animal Planet's "The Crocodile Hunter." He died on September 4, 2006 while snorkeling in shallow water at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, when a stingray drove its serrated barb near his heart. Irwin has become an icon of animal conservation. People in Australia are bereaving for his death.


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