55 Steve Irwin Quotes From The Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, was an Australian wildlife conservationist, zookeeper, television personality, educator, and environmentalist. He is famous for his love for wildlife, his dedication to conservation, and his passion for educating people about the importance of preserving the natural world. Here are the best Steve Irwin quotes that will make all the animal lovers and planet activists say “crikey”!

Steve achieved worldwide fame as the exuberant host of The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series that he co-hosted with his wife Terri.

The couple also hosted a series of television documentary series including Croc Files, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and New Breed Vets. They also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by Irwin’s parents.

Apart from his television series, Irwin’s passion and fearless approach to wildlife conservation, especially the way he handled some of the world’s most dangerous animals (from crocodiles to snakes) made him a well-known figure in the field of nature conservation.

His charismatic personality, love for animals, and enthusiasm captivated audiences worldwide and inspired them to delve deeper into the natural world.

Through his documentaries, shows, and public appearances, Irwin educated people about the protection of endangered species and wildlife conservation.

Tragically, Irwin passed away at 44 because of a stingray accident while filming a documentary. However, his legacy lives on through his wife and children.

Today, Irwin continues to inspire many aspiring conservationists around the globe who continue to carry forward his mission of protecting wildlife and preserving our environment.

These inspirational and famous Steve Irwin quotes will inspire you to make a positive change in the world.

Top 10 Steve Irwin Quotes

  1. “Born a wildlife warrior, die a wildlife warrior.” — Steve Irwin           

    Steve Irwin Quotes
    Steve Irwin Quotes
  2. “Fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.” — Steve Irwin 

    Quotes From Steve Irwin
    Quotes From Steve Irwin
  3. “I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that.” — Steve Irwin 

    Quotes By Steve Irwin
    Quotes By Steve Irwin
  4. “We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife.” — Steve Irwin  

    Steve Irwin Sayings
    Steve Irwin Sayings
  5. “I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.” — Steve Irwin 

    Famous Steve Irwin Quotes
    Famous Steve Irwin Quotes
  6. “All you have to do in life is be passionate and enthusiastic and you will have a wonderful life.” — Steve Irwin
  7. “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” — Steve Irwin                                                                                                                      

    Best Steve Irwin Quotes
    Best Steve Irwin Quotes
  8. “I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.” — Steve Irwin
  9. “If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” — Steve Irwin
  10. “My job, my mission — the reason I’ve been put onto this planet — is to save wildlife. And I thank you for coming with me. Yeah, let’s get ’em!” — Steve Irwin

Best Steve Irwin Quotes About Wildlife

  1. “The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “The truth is that we will never save wildlife by killing it.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “If we save our wild places, we will ultimately save ourselves.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “If we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save them.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.” — Steve Irwin
  6. “We humans still have a long way to go with learning to live harmoniously with our environment and its wildlife.” — Steve Irwin
  7. “It causes me great pain and anxiety to inflict fear on this poor old croc, but without me, he and his wilderness would suffer.” — Steve Irwin
  8. “If you can’t excite people about wildlife, how can you convince them to love, cherish, and protect our wildlife and the environment they live in?” — Steve Irwin
  9. “The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat, and wildlife can co-exist – if we don’t everyone loses … one day.” — Steve Irwin
  10. “I have a message for my fans. Whatever you want to do in this world, it is achievable. The most important thing that I’ve found that perhaps you could use, is be passionate and enthusiastic in the direction that you choose in life, and you’ll be a winner.” — Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin Quotes On Education

  1. “Yeah, I’m a thrill-seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “Every single day of our lives involves wildlife education. We must teach, spread the word, the wildlife gospel.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “I’ve probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even funny.” — Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin Quotes About The Environment

  1. “Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “Now more than ever we are all becoming more aware about the need to conserve our precious living heritage.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “And I have stopped eating tuna until the tuna nets cease killing tens of thousands of dolphins every single year.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “I want the cleanest water, the freshest air and wildlife in abundance… but most of all I want a future for our children.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.” — Steve Irwin
  6. “If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.” — Steve Irwin

Funny Steve Irwin Quotes

  1. “Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “If something ever happens to me, people are gonna be like ‘we knew a croc would get him!'” — Steve Irwin
  3. “I was born and raised with crocodiles; they are a piece of cake. But kids are so… unpredictable.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “And that unusual squawking sound is actually the mating call of the rare… oh, it’s just an oboe player.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “The only animals I’m not comfortable with are parrots, but I’m learning as I go. I’m getting better and better at ’em. I really am.” — Steve Irwin
  6. “As gifted as I am with all other wildlife, parrots have this uncanny desire to kill me. I’m not sure why, but they’re like my kryptonite!” — Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin Quotes About Humanity

  1. “Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “Crikey, mate. You’re far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the past.” — Steve Irwin

Famous Quotes By Steve Irwin 

  1. “Crikey means gee whiz, wow!” — Steve Irwin
  2. “I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “There are still countries that kill dolphins for use as crab bait!” — Steve Irwin
  4. “Scientific whaling and other lies will be exposed and become atrocities of the past.” — Steve Irwin
  5. “I was born and raised with crocodiles; they are a piece of cake. But kids are so … unpredictable.” — Steve Irwin
  6. “I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.” — Steve Irwin
  7. “For example, as you’re reading this paragraph, our whales and dolphins are still dying painful lingering deaths.” — Steve Irwin
  8. “Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered.” — Steve Irwin
  9. “We’ve evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn’t work for us.” — Steve Irwin
  10. “To hear people say that it was a publicity stunt, that I’m just like Michael Jackson, well, it just tears me up. It makes me sick to my stomach to be compared in that way.” — Steve Irwin

Popular Quotes From Steve Irwin

  1. “I probably don’t show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.” — Steve Irwin
  2. “So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.” — Steve Irwin
  3. “I’ve probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.” — Steve Irwin
  4. “It never ceases to amaze me how cruel some people are. Do you think people would be so merciless and torturous if fish and sharks cried like babies when they felt pain?” — Steve Irwin
  5. “My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling. Even if it’s shaky or slightly out of focus, I don’t give a rip. Even if a big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me.” — Steve Irwin


Steve Irwin entertained the audience with his dangerous encounters with crocodiles, snakes, and other wild animals. He dedicated his life to raising awareness about environmental issues.

From campaigning against habitat destruction to illegal poaching, he advocated practices that would protect our planet’s ecosystem.

Irwin’s dedication to wildlife conservation and passion for the natural world made him an iconic figure. His great contributions to the field of environmental awareness and education continue to be celebrated.

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