Australia’s Steve Irwin laid to rest today in private. What will the institutions that he has built remain? What will Animal Planet do to replace the person who served in the role that Emeril Lagasse performs as the anchor for the Food Network? Ok, he was a little cocky and full of Australian character, but he also was a serious conservationist and ran Australia’s largest zoo. Hopefully his family will be able to carry on the franchise to the third generation. Let’s remember this spirited man.