19-year-old Bindi Irwin is proving to the world that she is a ‘chip off the old block’ by following in the same footsteps of her famous father, showing the same natural charm and showing that she has a close connection with animals of all kinds.
Much like her brother Robert, Bindi has been in the spotlight from an early age, appearing on her father’s show The Crocodile Hunter as young as 6-months old. During the filming of a commercial, Steve Irwin placed toddler Bindi on a crocodile’s back and said: “You’re watching Animal Planet with the Crocodile Hunter, and family!”
Since that unique on-screen debut, she has tried all kinds of things, from acting and singing to hosting TV shows and even winning an emotional season of Dancing With The Stars. The world has seen her grow up with her father’s adorable sidekick, through the aftermath of his tragic passing, to the confident and eloquent young lady she is today.
Bindi’s has a true passion and that is wildlife and, just like her father, she has that special gift of sharing her enthusiasm, inspiration, and message of conservation to the world. She still lives and works at Australia Zoo, which was founded and has been run by the Irwin family since 1970. “I have spent all my life living in a zoo, which is pretty crazy because. not many kids get to say that,” she told E! News.“It took me until I was about 3 years old to realize that we didn’t just come to the zoo every day, that we actually lived here.”
Together with her brother and mom, Bindi is making sure her father’s legacy remains active, and Steve, a hero to many of us of a certain age, is never forgotten. “We want to make sure that his message of wildlife and conservation continues,” she said. “Because he was the world’s greatest conservationist and we never want that message to die.”
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Twitter user Zeke TF recently went viral with his tweet
The tweet’s star is, of course, Bindi Irwin
Daughter of Steve Irwin, aka the “Crocodile Hunter”
And just like her father, Bindi also has a strong connection with animals
She still lives and works at Australia Zoo, which was founded and has been run by the Irwin family since 1970
“I have spent my entire life living in a zoo, which is pretty crazy. Not many kids get to say that”
“It took me until I was about three years old to realize that we didn’t just come to the zoo every day, that we actually lived here”
“I remember he [dad] gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me forever”
“If you treat animals how you want to be treated, you’re a lot better off”
“When [Irwin] was working with venomous snakes or cheetahs, he just treated them in a [certain] way”
“It was never trying to overpower them or anything like that”
“She was just loving them”
“Dad was the ultimate wildlife warrior and we admired him more than anything”
“We want to make sure that his message of wildlife and conservation continues”
And Steve, a hero to many of us of a certain age, is never forgotten
Together with her mom and brother, Bindi is making sure her father’s legacy remains
“Because he was the world’s greatest conservationist and we never want that message to die”