Steve Irwin (1962-2006) & Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

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Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble it, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness, don’t work against God’s intent.  ~Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

This posting is not about Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. The untimely death of Steve IrwinThe Crocodile Hunter, reminded me of his television predecessor, Marlin Perkins and his television program, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. No greater homage can be paid the The Crocodile Hunter than by including him in what must surely be the most exclusive of all Explorers’ Clubs. There can be little doubt that both Marlin Perkins and Jacques Yves Cousteau are waiting to greet Mr. Irwin at the club’s entrance and extend to him all rights and privileges thereof.  

Thank you for teaching us, Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter. Every living animal on this earth sheds tears for you this day, especially your beloved crocodiles. May your wife and children find a measure of peace in this time of great sorrow and loss.  

Home page:  Australia Zoo – Home of The Crocodile Hunter
Home page:  Cousteau Society
Home page:  Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

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2 Responses to “Steve Irwin (1962-2006) & Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”

  1. George Hall Says:

    Dear Sherlock: Some of your links don’t work. Geo. Hall

  2. sippinwhisky Says:

    Thanks, George. Some servers must have been overloaded with visitors. I’ll attempt to correct or redirect them.

    I’ve fixed the one link to the zoo, I hope. As for the others, it seems almost every internet pipeline into Australia is clogged right now. In a sense, I guess that’s a good thing. Steve made people care.

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