The Crocodile Hunter
|The Crocodile Hunter|
|Genre||Wildlife documentary/Travel documentary/Family|
|Created by||John Stainton|
Bindi Sue Irwin
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||78 (including pilot and 13 specials)|
(list of episodes)
|Executive producers||John Stainton|
Carole Tomko Recka
|Running time||42–45 minutes|
|Original network||Animal Planet (regular series)|
Discovery Channel (specials)
NBC (Captured on Camera, Africa's Deadliest Snakes, Wildest Home Videos, Big Croc Diaries, Graham's Revenge)
|Original release||25 October 1996 –|
4 September 2007
The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series that was hosted by Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri. The show became a popular franchise due to Irwin's unconventional approach to wildlife. It spawned a number of separate projects, including the feature film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and two television spinoffs: Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries.
The series was presented on Animal Planet, becoming the network's highest-rated series at the time, and was in international syndication on networks worldwide. The series aired 64 episodes during five seasons, from 1997 to 2004, two years before Irwin’s death, with a pilot episode in 1996 and 13 specials into 2007.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||1||October 25, 1996|
|1||8||April 5, 1997||May 24, 1997|
|2||10||March 8, 1998||November 22, 1998|
|3||16||September 4, 1999||June 24, 2000|
|4||18||November 19, 2000||August 10, 2002|
|5||12||November 20, 2002||June 18, 2004|
|Specials||13||January 1, 1997||September 4, 2007|
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- "Steve Irwin, Wildlife Master, Is Killed by a Stingray at 44". The New York Times. 5 September 2006.