Crikey, mate, it's the Crocodile Hunter

Australia Zoo director Wes Mannion (left), next to a wax figure of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin at Madame Tussauds in Sydney yesterday. Irwin, who died nine years ago after he was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb, was known for his exuberant p
Australia Zoo director Wes Mannion (left), next to a wax figure of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin at Madame Tussauds in Sydney yesterdayPHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Australia Zoo director Wes Mannion, next to a wax figure of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin at Madame Tussauds in Sydney yesterday. Irwin, who died nine years ago after he was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb, was known for his exuberant presenting style, signature khaki shorts and his catchphrase, "Crikey!"

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2015, with the headline 'Crikey, mate, it's the Crocodile Hunter'. Print Edition | Subscribe