My Role Model
By: Davina Britt
My role model is Steve Irwin - when you hear that name, you think of that crazy guy on television who jumps on crocodiles and wrestles snakes, right? But that is definitely not what comes to mine when I hear his name.
Steve Irwin, a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter is my hero. He is a truly amazing and gifted man who I admire. Most people think that he wrangles snakes, crocodiles and other fascinating and deadly animals just for fun, but that is not it at all. Steve and his wife Terri try to "promote protection and safety of wildlife thought exciting education." Many in this world think that the more dangerous or scary-looking animals (like snakes or bats) are pests and want them dead. Believe it or not, without these animals, we would be in big trouble. For instance, without snakes, our world would be crawling with vermin. If we didn’t have bats, there would be insects everywhere. So really, the scary and dangerous animals are very, very helpful. Getting this message across is what Steve is all about.
Steve is my hero because he is so passionate about what he does. My goal in life is to move to Beer way, Queensland, Australia to work at the beautiful and amazing Australian Zoo and work with amazing animals like he did. Steve lives there with his wife and daughter.
Steve is an incredible man who is devoted, sensitive and passionate about wildlife. He risks his life and limb every day just doing his job! Some of my friends joke around that I like Steve he is from Australia (I do love Australia and have lots of Australian things), but really I admire this awesome man for who he is and the work that he does.
There is a huge message that I think the whole world needs to know: we must conserve our wildlife and their habitat. Without animals, our life would be a complete...