Steve Irwin has his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Our Australian star in tinsel town

It was announced this morning that our very own Aussie legend, Steve Irwin has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his thoughtful and engaging wildlife documentaries.

Steve was part of a long list of noteworthy actors and entertainers from Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording. Our crocodile hunter was picked from hundreds of nominations. Television producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona announced the selection for 2017 alongside Leron Gubler the CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Image: Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo

Terry Irwin was thrilled that her late husband’s message of wildlife conservation would be formally recognised:

Steve always said that he didn't care if anyone remembered him, as long as they remembered his message. I truly believe that this recognition for Steve's achievements will ensure that his message of wildlife conservation is remembered

Bindi Irwin, like her mother, was ecstatic:

This is the most extraordinary moment, honouring Dad’s legacy and all that he achieved for global conservation. Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on with his important work

Steve Irwin’s Hollywood star nomination was sponsored by Visit the Sunshine Coast who made it possible for the application to be considered.

Image: Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo

Steve Irwin is remembered through his work at his beloved Australia Zoo. His message of conservation and education was brought to life in his television series inspiring a new generation to become Wildlife Warriors. His work lives on through his children and wife who continue to educate Australia and the world on the importance of wildlife conservation.

To see how Steve’s conservation dream is living on, visit: www.wildlifewarriors.org

Header: Steve and Terry, Austalia Zoo

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