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!
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.
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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.
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It is unclear whether the gorilla will be called Steve or another name chosen by the Irwin family.

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