Australians Want ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin on Their Money
Australia’s bills are some of the most beautiful currency in the world, and Queen Elizabeth II and other British Royals are the only individual who get to star on the colorful notes and coins.
Kyle Ryan, of Australia, is one of the organizers petitioning the Royal Australian Mint to get “Crocodile Hunter” Stephen Irwin on the Australian $100 bill.
The Queensland-born conservationist and television show host is best known for saving dangerous reptiles and having wild adventures. Irwin died after a stingray attack 10 years ago.
“It’s about time we [paid] our respects to the all time greatest Australian bloke,” Ryan said on his Change.org page.
As TIME noted, Irwin graced a commemorative coin series in 2009, honoring Inspirational Australians. If the Mint accepts the petition, it will be a “rare circumstance.” With 26,136 supporters, Ryan is just rapidly approaching the mandatory 35,000.
If the petition secures another 9,000 signatures, it could be the face of the wildlife expert exclaiming “Crikey!” on the vibrant note next to a Yellow Prickly Moses Wattle shrub.
Melanie Lieberman is the Associate Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.