Steve Irwin Special: Ocean’s Deadliest & Crikey! What An Adventure

Animal Planet – Monday 24 March, from 10.30pm

In September 2006, the international community mourned the premature loss of animal expert and conservationist Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter.” The world was stunned and the outpouring of condolences was immeasurable. Irwin touched so many lives – adults and children alike – and his impact on conservation efforts worldwide will last for years. On March 24 fans can reflect on Irwin’s legacy with the Crikey! What an Adventure tribute and marvel at the Animal Planet premiere of his last television project, Ocean’s Deadliest.
10.30pm: Ocean’s Deadliest
Lurking only a few feet below the surface of eastern Australia’s crystalline ocean are some of the most dangerous animals on the planet. For thousands of years, venomous snakes, salt-water crocodiles and huge sharks have patrolled these waters. In the hope of studying nature’s most dangerous creations, two adventurers of legendary reputation and pedigree embark on an epic mission that requires leadership of an experienced, knowledgeable and fearless crew. Irwin is joined by oceanographer and adventurer Philippe Cousteau (grandson of the famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau) to explore the waters between Australia’s Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef together. Throughout the expedition, Philippe and Steve come face to face with venomous fish, huge great white sharks and amazing saltwater crocodiles as they search for the region’s most dangerous animal. Their adventure features amazing and breathtaking moments, including subduing a giant croc in order to attach a satellite tracking device, observing the feeding behaviour of the great white shark while safely tucked away inside a dive cage and working with the Australian experts who capture deadly sea snakes to supply anti-venom to the rest of the world. Cousteau, who was aboard Croc One with Irwin during the expedition when he was struck and killed by a stingray, narrates the 90-minute documentary.
11.30pm: Crikey! What an Adventure
An intimate look at the life of Steve Irwin – husband, father, friend, icon and conservationist – through the eyes of those who knew him best. Terri Irwin, family and friends share personal stories about the incredible man the world came to know and love as the Croc Hunter. Through exhilarating adventure moments and never-before-seen footage, Crikey! What an Adventure recognises, celebrates and honours Steve’s passion and enthusiasm for spreading wildlife conservation. His untimely and tragic passing put the world in a state of shock and mourning. His imprint and legacy lives on through his non-profit organisation Wildlife Warriors, dedicated to continuous efforts to embrace and spread animal conservation.

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