Monday, September 04, 2006
Steve Irwin was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef.
"The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet," Stainton told reporters in Cairns. "He died doing what he loved best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, 'Crocs Rule!'"
At Australia Zoo at Beerwah, south Queensland, floral tributes were dropped at the entrance, where a huge fake crocodile gapes. Drivers honked their horns as they passed.
"Steve, from all G-d's creatures, thank you. Rest in peace," was written on a card with a bouquet of native flowers.