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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.[4] The series aired 78 episodes during five seasons, from 1996 through 2007; with a nearly 11-year run, the series remains to this day, the second longest-running program of any Discovery Communications network, behind MythBusters.

The Crocodile Hunter
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Genre Wildlife documentary/Travel documentary/Family
Created by John Stainton
Steve Irwin
Starring Steve Irwin
Terri Irwin
Bindi Sue Irwin
Wes Mannion
Country of origin Australia
United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 78 (including pilot and 13 specials)
(List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) John Stainton
Judi Bailey
Carole Tomko Recka
Steve Irwin
Running time 42–45 minutes
Original network Animal Planet (regular series)
Discovery Channel (specials)
NBC[1] (Captured on Camera, Africa's Deadliest Snakes, Wildest Home Videos, Big Croc Diaries, Graham's Revenge)
Original release October 25, 1996 (1996-10-25)[2] – September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04)[3]
External links
Steve Irwin and wife, Terri Raines Irwin, with military personnel, shooting a demonstration for an episode of The Crocodile Hunter at Eglin Air Force Base in Valaparaiso, Florida, U.S. in 1999.



Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot 1 October 25, 1996 (1996-10-25)
1 8 April 5, 1997 (1997-04-05) May 24, 1997 (1997-05-24)
2 10 March 10, 1998 (1998-03-10) December 24, 1998 (1998-12-24)
3 16 February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01) June 24, 2000 (2000-06-24)
4 18 November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19) August 10, 2002 (2002-08-10)
5 12 November 20, 2002 (2002-11-20) June 18, 2004 (2004-06-18)
Specials 13 January 1, 1997 (1997-01-01) September 4, 2007 (2007-09-04)

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