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Steve Irwin is being honoured in Rwanda

Steve Irwin is being honoured in Rwanda (Getty Images)

Rwanda to name baby gorilla after Steve Irwin

The Rwandan Government will name a baby gorilla after Steve Irwin in a tribute to the late 'Crocodile Hunter's' role as a wildlife conservationist.

Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, made famous by the movie Gorillas in the Mist, is home to most of the world's mountain gorillas.

Irwin's friend and former manager John Stainton says the naming ceremony will be held in in the Rwandan park on June 30.

"They choose conservationists or famous people around the world to keep the profile up and [wife] Terri [Irwin] is fine with that," he said.

"I mean she's deeply honoured that they want to do that and Steve would've loved that because he had a very soft spot for gorillas and he was very aware of the plight of them."

Steve Irwin was also posthumously inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame last night.




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