Steve Irwin (posted 5th September 2006). The death of Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" upset the whole family. He was a serious person not just a showman. His zoo is just outside Brisbane and when I was visiting faculty at the University of Queensland (UQ) last year and this, his zoo was (and hopefully will be) one of the highlights of the visits for our family - a model of what a zoo should be. A colleague told me the story of how a dignatory invited him as guest for a dinner and thought it would be fair game to put crocodile on the menu for the Crocodile Hunter. Many people would have politely refused to eat it, many people would have said afterwards "I wished I'd walked out", but Steve Irwin went one better - he just walked out.

Sometimes an empty chair says more than a lecture.

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