Terri Irwin

Australian Zoologist
Born Jul 20, 1964

Theresa Penelope "Terri" Irwin, AM is an Australian-based, American-born naturalist, author, the widow of Australian naturalist Steve Irwin and owner of Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. She co-starred with her husband on The Crocodile Hunter, their unconventional television nature documentary series along with its spin-off series, Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. She has lived in Australia since 1992, when she married Steve Irwin.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on July 20, 1964.


1986 21 Years Old While working in the family business in 1986, she started a rehabilitation facility called "Cougar Country" to re-educate and release predatory mammals such as foxes, raccoons, bears, bobcats, and cougars back into the wild. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old Irwin joined an emergency veterinary hospital in 1989 as a veterinary technician to gain further knowledge on the care and support to all kinds of animals. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old In 1991, she went on a tour of Australia, and while visiting wildlife rehabilitation facilities, she had a chance meeting with, and was charmed by Steve Irwin, whose father had founded the Australia Zoo (as Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park). Steve would later say that "it was love at first sight." A "whirlwind romance" followed: They were engaged after only four months, and eight months later, on June 4, 1992, they married in Eugene, Oregon. … Read More


1998 33 Years Old The Irwins had two children: daughter Bindi Sue on July 24, 1998, and son Robert Clarence on December 1, 2003. … Read More


2006 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Irwin and her children were reportedly trekking in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, on the morning of September 4, 2006, when husband Steve died. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old On January 3, 2007, the only video footage showing the events that led to Steve Irwin's death was handed over to Terri, who said the video would never become public, and noted her family has not seen the video either. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old On March 2, 2008 it was announced that Bob Irwin, father of Steve Irwin, had resigned from Australia Zoo, of which he was the founder, in order to "keep his son's dream alive" on a different property with his wife. … Read More
2009 44 Years Old Irwin, American by birth, became an Australian citizen on November 15, 2009, in a tribute to her husband Steve. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old In 2014, Irwin was a Queensland finalist for Australian of the Year.
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