In recognition for his role as a wildlife conservationist Rwanda is naming a baby gorilla after Mr Irwin, who died last year after he was hit by a sting-ray during a diving trip.
Steve Irwin's friend and former manager, John Stainton, says a naming ceremony will be held in the Rwandan park on June 30, but the family, including Mr Irwin's widow Terri, will be unable to attend.
It is unclear whether the gorilla will be called Steve or another name chosen by the Irwin family.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Crikey! Steve Irwin, 'The Crocodile Hunter', to have a gorilla named after him!
News from Down Under (in this case Radio Australia) is that Steve Irwin is going to be being honoured posthumously by the Rwandan government and have a Mountain Gorilla named after him. Crikey!