The Crocodile Hunter

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  • TV-G
  • 1996
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.6  (3,143)

The Crocodile Hunter was a wildlife documentary television show that aired on Animal Planet from 1996 to 2004. The program starred Steve Irwin, an Australian conservationist, and his wife Terri Irwin, who together explored the natural wonders of Australia and the world. The show focused on the couple's passion for wildlife conservation, their enthusiasm for the outdoors, and their desire to educate people about the importance of preserving our planet's natural habitats.

The show's premise was simple: Steve and Terri traveled around the world, seeking out the most dangerous and elusive animal species in their natural habitats. Armed with nothing but their knowledge, quick wit, and courage, the adventurous couple sought to educate audiences about the often misunderstood creatures that populate our world. The Crocodile Hunter became known for thrilling audiences with heart-pumping suspense and breath-taking encounters with crocodiles, snakes, and other dangerous animals.

Steve Irwin was the central figure of the show, known for his colorful personality, trademark khaki shorts, and boundless enthusiasm for wildlife. He was often seen wrestling crocodiles and wrangling venomous snakes with his bare hands, putting himself in harm's way to teach viewers about the behavior and habitats of these creatures. Steve's passion for wildlife conservation and his love for animals was evident in every episode of the show, which featured him interacting with animals in their natural habitats and seeking to protect them from environmental threats.

Terri Irwin was the perfect partner for Steve, as she shared his passion for wildlife conservation and was no stranger to danger herself. Together, the couple worked to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need, often bringing them back to their home base in Queensland, Australia. Steve and Terri's daughter, Bindi Irwin, also made regular appearances on the show, following in her parents' footsteps in her own work as a conservationist and wildlife expert.

The show was a hit with audiences and quickly became one of the most popular programs on Animal Planet. The Crocodile Hunter's exciting format, coupled with the whacky personality of Steve Irwin, made for an entertaining and educational show that captivated viewers. Through his fearless encounters with the world's most dangerous animals, Steve gave viewers a unique perspective on wildlife conservation, and inspired countless people to get involved in efforts to protect our planet's natural resources.

The Crocodile Hunter was also praised for its use of cutting-edge technology and innovative camera work. The show pioneered the use of infrared night-vision, underwater cameras, and other high-tech equipment to capture footage of animals in their natural habitats. This gave viewers an unprecedented view of the mysterious and often-dangerous world of wildlife, and helped build a greater appreciation for the creatures that inhabit our planet.

In summary, The Crocodile Hunter was a groundbreaking show that combined wildlife education and conservation with thrilling action and adventure. The show's charismatic host, Steve Irwin, became an international icon for his fearless encounters with some of the world's most deadly animals, and his message of conservation and respect for nature resonated with viewers around the globe. Despite Steve's untimely passing in 2006, his legacy lives on through his family's continued efforts to promote wildlife conservation, and his impact on the world of conservation will never be forgotten.

The Crocodile Hunter is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (48 episodes). The series first aired on October 25, 1996.

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Confessions Of The Crocodile Hunter
12. Confessions Of The Crocodile Hunter
November 22, 2004
This episode takes a look at the accomplishments of Steve and Terri Irwin. The infamous "Baby Bob incident" is explored in detail as Steve and Terri explain the events of that day.
Ice Breaker
11. Ice Breaker
November 15, 2004
Steve looks at the wildlife of Antarctica, including penguins, leopard seals and humpback whales.
Search For Super Croc
10. Search For Super Croc
June 28, 2004
A look at the 60 million year history of the crocodile.
They Shoot Crocodiles, Don't They
9. They Shoot Crocodiles, Don't They
June 28, 2004
Steve gives the viewers a look at the seven cameramen who have captured his encounters with wildlife throughout the years.
Island Of Snakes
8. Island Of Snakes
June 21, 2004
A trip to Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India, finds Steve Irwin studying venomous snakes with help from rice-paddy farmers, tea plantation workers and buffalo herdsmen. Also: a look at Mugger crocodiles and angry elephants.
Crocs In The City
7. Crocs In The City
March 26, 2004
Steve Irwin works with the Mexican government to solve croc problems in the resort towns of Tampico and Cancun.
Tigers Of Shark Bay
6. Tigers Of Shark Bay
March 19, 2004
Steve observes the tiger sharks of Western Australia's Shark Bay. He helps to release a captive tiger shark back into the wild, and he hand feeds bull sharks.
Crocodile Coast
5. Crocodile Coast
August 4, 2003
A helicopter trip along Australia's Kimberly Coast includes crocodile encounters. Also: reef diving among sea snakes and sharks.
Whale Sharks of the Wild West
4. Whale Sharks of the Wild West
July 12, 2003
Steve, Terri and Bindi sail along the west coast of Australia in a luxury cruiser. Included: swimming with dolphins, seals and sharks. Also: a trip inland to observe wallabies and pythons.
River of The Damned
3. River of The Damned
October 13, 2002
Steve is the special guest of the Belize Zoo as they celebrate their 20th anniversary. He also travels up the Macal river to observe a controversial dam project; and tangles with a highly poisonous fer de lance snake while searching for Morelet crocodiles.
2. Casper
September 5, 2002
Eleven crocodiles must be relocated at the zoo, so Steve develops a new method to capture them. Also: a white crocodile is introduced at the zoo and proves to be aggressive towards a female.
Africa's Final Frontier
1. Africa's Final Frontier
August 24, 2002
Steve travels to Namibia, where he experiences close encounters with a variety of dangerous animals and plants, including a tree with inch-long poisonous spines, a feisty viper and a cranky cobra.
Where to Watch The Crocodile Hunter
The Crocodile Hunter is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Crocodile Hunter on demand at Philo, Animal Planet and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 25, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (3,143)