International celebrity and one of the most recognizable naturalist of our times Steve Irwin a.k.a “The Crocodile Hunter” had a very dedicated fan base. In the wake of his tragic death from a stingray barb to the heart, Irwin’s manager had to make an appeal to stop heartbroken fans from killing string rays. In the days following his death, sting rays started washing up dead on Australian shores, with their tails barbarically cut off. The most unfortunate detail of this gruesome act is that Steve would never have wanted for an animal to be hurt because of his death. The Crocodile Hunter was the exemplification of a passionate individual who died doing what he truly loved, creating awareness and giving a voice to the creatures commanded to our care.
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