Animal Lover Steve Irwin

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 23, 2001

We watch The Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet and want to know more about him. Is he married, does he have children? Where does he live?
—Millie B., Tennessee

In addition to hosting the show, Steve Irwin, 39, also is director of the
Australian Zoo in Queensland, Australia. The son of naturalists Bob and Lyn Irwin, he grew up at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, where he worked hands-on with many of the animals. By the time he was 9, his dad had taught him to catch crocodiles in the rivers in North Queensland. In 1992, Irwin, with the help of a friend,
made his first documentary, The Crocodile Hunter, which has since made the spirited animal lover an international phenomenon. That same year he married Terri Raines, an American he met when she visited the zoo. Terri also co-stars on the show. The two are proud parents of a 3-year-old girl named Bindi Sue.