Discovery, Animal Planet To Air Steve Irwin Special

LOS ANGELES (November 30, 2006) — The world mourned the loss of animal expert and conservationist Steve Irwin, aka ?The Crocodile Hunter,? when he was killed by a stingray early this fall.

On Sunday, January 21, The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet will simultaneously air “The Steve Irwin Tribute,” as well as his last TV project “Ocean’s Deadliest.”

In “Ocean’s Deadliest,” Irwin is joined by oceanographer and adventurer Philippe Cousteau (grandson of the famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau) as they explore the waters between Australia’s Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout this 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.

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.

“The Steve Irwin Tribute” is an intimate look at the life of the Crocodile Hunter as a father, friend, icon and conservationist through the eyes of those who knew him best.

His widow, Terri, along with family and friends will share personal stories about the beloved Irwin.

“The Steve Irwin Tribute” and “Ocean’s Deadliest” will air Sunday, January 21, 2007 beginning at 8 p.m.

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