My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the past.
I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I'm just fine with that.
My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny.
Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites.
I've probably saved thousands of peoples' lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.
I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.
So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I've been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it's gone beyond that.
My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.
I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.