Steve Irwin receives surprise Hollywood honour
TERRI, Bindi and Robert Irwin have just heard something unexpected about the late Steve Irwin.
This morning it was revealed in Los Angeles that The Crocodile Hunter would have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry through his wildlife documentaries.
Steve was named among a notable group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Through his wildlife documentary series, Steve brought conservation and education into people's living rooms all over the world.
His work inspired a whole new generation of Wildlife Warriors and stills inspires them today to continue his work and protect precious wildlife.
From on of Australia Zoo's conservation properties in western Queensland Terri, Bindi and Robert, watched the live stream as the announcement was made.
They had no idea it was coming.
"Steve always said that he didn't care if anyone remembered him, as long as they remembered his message," Terri said.
"I truly believe that this recognition for Steve's achievements will ensure that his message of wildlife conservation is remembered."
Bindi said it was an "extraordinary moment" honouring Steve's legacy and his global conservation achievements.
"Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime," she said.
"To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on with his important work."
Robert was full of pride.
"He was the best conservationist and inspired so many people and he was also the greatest dad in the world," he said.
"I am so excited that everything he loved and was passionate about will carry on."
Steve Irwin's Hollywood Star nomination has been sponsored by Visit Sunshine Coast who made it possible for the application to be considered.