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    Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    I do not know if anyone else has talked about this yet here on MC, but here it goes....

    FROM: http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/nationa...e-funeral.html

    Family holds private funeral for Crocodile Hunter

    Last Updated Sun, 10 Sep 2006 11:12:39 EDT

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    The family of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin held a private funeral for him near Brisbane on Saturday and plan to bury his body at his Australia Zoo, news reports said Sunday.

    Irwin, who achieved international fame as host of the television program Crocodile Hunter, died on Sept. 4 in a stingray attack while filming a piece on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia for his daughter Bindi's television show. Video footage shows Irwin taking the stingray's barb out of his chest.
    "Yesterday's service was a service for family and good friends, people who were close to Steve in recent years," said a family friend quoted by the Sunday Mail in its Sunday edition.
    The friend, who was not identified, also indicated the family would erect a monument at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, near Brisbane, so visitors would pay their respects to the 44-year-old animal enthusiast.
    John Stainton, the wildlife personality's producer and longtime friend, told CNN that a public memorial was expected to be held later in September.
    Stainton also said Irwin's wife, American-born Terri, and his children — eight-year-old Bindi and two-year-old Bob — were coping "quite well" with the death. They have not been seen in public since Irwin's death.
    "Terri is very, very strong. She's having a lot of sad moments obviously, but she's putting on a brave face for the kids' sake," he said.
    Irwin's father, Bob, turned down Prime Minister John Howard's offer of a state funeral. Bob Irwin said his son wanted to be remembered as an "ordinary bloke."
    Surfers hold on-water service
    On Sunday, more than 200 local surfers on the Sunshine Coast paid tribute to Irwin by paddling offshore, making circle, casting flowers out on the water and holding a service.
    Irwin's death has resulted in an outpouring of shock and mourning around the world.
    Thousands are expected to continue to visit his zoo, where a mountain of flowers, cards and trademark khaki shirts have been left at the entrance.
    Irwin's animal conservation charity, Wildlife Warriors, has had an immense boost of funds since his death. The charity's head, Michael Hornby, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that more than $800,000 had been donated since Monday.
    After Crocodile Hunter was first broadcast in 1992, Irwin became a household name, known for his exuberance for wildlife and his catchword "Crikey!"


    With files from the Associated Press

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    I am glad the family did what they wanted to do. It sounds like they respected Steve's wishes.
    "He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side; if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion" --John Stuart Mill




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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Rest in peace Steve I am still in shock

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Crikey!


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    aspinall is buried at his zoo, howletts.

    its kinda fitting, being buried at what was thier life and passion.
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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Is this common practice among zoos?

    Makes me wonder if Jack Hannah will be burried in the Columbus Zoo since he's the one to make it what it is today...
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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    Is this common practice among zoos?

    Makes me wonder if Jack Hannah will be burried in the Columbus Zoo since he's the one to make it what it is today...
    I keep thinking; they will probably do something special about him too. Maybe not as big as Steve Irwin's. But something very nice.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Sounds like an exellent plan to me.

    According to some he has already been buried there, yesterday in a private service for the family.
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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    I think it is where he would have wanted to be buried. It seems very right to me and then Terri and the children can be close to him daily.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by MyEvilTwin View Post
    I think it is where he would have wanted to be buried. It seems very right to me and then Terri and the children can be close to him daily.
    I agree. It's also a good place for his fellow co-workers, animals, and fans to be around him too.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    Is this common practice among zoos?
    Not people, Dr. Chaffee of the Chaffee Zoo is not buried at the Zoo. (That's my local zoo that had this big flush of news a few years back)

    Animals are with memorials around zoos mostly.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLoup View Post
    Animals are with memorials around zoos mostly.
    That's something I was wondering about today... what happens to the animals when they die? Do zoos have an animal graveyard? I don't think I've ever seen any animal memorials around the Columbus Zoo and I don't believe I did at the Toledo Zoo.

    BTW... for those that like to make trips to Cedar Point, the Toledo Zoo is a must see. Small zoo, but it's VERY old. I love the Toledo Zoo for its architecture.
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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Some are... some are donated for their skulls or bones. I knwo when our elephant died here, she could not be buried here. I think elephants can't be buried at Zoos. But for the life of me I can't remember why.

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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    Steve was on TV here (Australia) back in june really upset because he had lost Harriet the tortiose. She was believed to be 178 years old and bought back from the Galapagos islands by Charles Darwin. She had recently passed away, and scientists wanted her for research, but he was in tears, because he wanted a proper burial for her at the zoo, because she deserved it!
    So he was buried on sauturday (it's monday night here now) at sunset at the zoo.
    We don't have the same thing as you do there for funerals. We don't have viewings or open caskets ever, just a service.
    They are thinking there will be a public memorial service at suncorp stadium sometime this week.


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    Re: Steve Irwin to be buried at Australia Zoo

    I'm glad he'll be buried at his own zoo.

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