Bindi Irwin Wrote a Book Honoring Her Family’s Conservation History and Legacy

Bindi Irwin wrote a book about her family's conservation history
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As if Bindi Irwin wasn’t busy enough with her recent wedding, her own conservation work, and preparing to become a first-time mom, she’s taken on another important task. Over the past 5 years, Bindi has been compiling her dad’s old photos, journal entries, and archives to document the history of the Australia Zoo, the Crocodile Hunter’s legacy. It’s been a priority for the Irwin family to keep Steve Irwin‘s memory alive over the 14 years since he passed away, and this touching book is the family’s most recent tribute.

The announcement was made on November 15, which coincides with Steve Irwin Day. Steve Irwin Day is a day dedicated to honoring Steve Irwin’s memory, along with everything he accomplished in the world of conservation. Though Irwin left this world far too young, his family has made it clear that they will proudly continue where he left off.

 

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Bindi’s Book, titled Creating a Conservation Legacy, takes readers through a remarkable 50 years of history. The Australia Zoo’s website explains, “Join Bindi Irwin as she takes you on the amazing journey from humble beginnings through to where we are today – effecting change in our own backyard and around the globe. It’s a substantial story that includes hundreds of photos from the Irwin family archives – many that have never been seen before.”

Bindi shared the exciting news on Instagram, posting a picture of herself alongside her brother, mom, and husband – each holding a copy of Bindi’s touching book. The book’s cover contains a classic Irwin family photo, with Terri and Steve each holding one of their adorable kids when they were younger.

 

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The Instagram caption reads, “Almost 5 years in the making. Looking through countless archives, Dad’s old journals, Australia Zoo booklets and photographs tucked away in office corners. It’s finally here. I wrote this book to capture the very essence of our extraordinary 50 year history. Now, I’m sharing this journey with you.”

Bindi’s husband Chandler was quick to show support to his wife, thrilled to see the culmination of years of effort. “Your hard work and dedication to writing this book was amazing,” he commented. “Congratulations sweetheart.”

Touching Tributes Poured in for The Crocodile Hunter on Steve Irwin Day

November 15 Steve Irwin Day
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14 years ago the world lost Steve Irwin, a man whose larger-than-life personality was outshined only by his enormous heart. The Crocodile Hunter inspired people around the world to take an active interest in animals, and he made wildlife conservation a priority throughout his life. Irwin left a mark on the world of environmental activism, so much so that November 15 has been named Steve Irwin Day. The day was chosen because it aligns with the birthday of one of Steve’s favorite animals, a tortoise from the Galápagos Islands named Harriet who lived to be 175.

The Steve Irwin Day website explains, “As wildlife warriors, we believe that every life is worth rescuing. We believe that anyone can be a Wildlife Warrior. We believe khaki is not just a colour – it’s an attitude! We believe that if you save one – you can save the species. We believe that even kids can make a difference. We believe in living the motto each day – KHAKI IT! Remember, anyone can make a difference. All you have to do is KHAKI IT!”

Tributes to the one and only Crocodile Hunter poured in on this year’s Steve Irwin Day, splashing shades of khaki across social media.

Steve’s daughter Bindi shared a classic picture of her dad

Robert Irwin, Steve’s son reminded everyone to wear their khaki

Pictures of the Crocodile hunter remind us how much he valued both conservation and family

Even The Wiggles showed up to say few words

Animal Planet reminded us that there will never be anyone quite like Steve Irwin

The Australia Zoo, “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” shared a classic Irwin-ism

Terri Irwin, Steve’s wife, invited us all to celebrate

An Australian YouTuber shared a memory that made us all jealous

Chandler Powell, Bindi Irwin’s husband, shared a beautiful tribute

The Wildlife Warriors, founded by Steve and Terri Irwin, shared multiple quotes about the Crocodile Hunter’s impact

Happy Steve Irwin Day to everyone whose life the Crocodile Hunter touched. And remember, wear your khaki.

Bindi Irwin Expresses “Boundless” Love for Daughter and Husband in Baby Update

Bindi Irwin 20 Week Pregnancy Update
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It isn’t often that the world falls in love with an entire family. Of course, it started with the incomparable Crocodile Hunter, the man who taught us about the beauty of nature and helped us love wildlife as much as he did. In true family man fashion though, Steve Irwin brought his whole family along for the ride, graciously allowing us to pretend we were also part of his adventurous and loving family. And that’s exactly what he wanted.

Steve once said, “When I talk to the camera, mate, it’s not like I’m talking to the camera, I’m talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.”

And watching him explore, listening to him speak (he spoke to you, not at you), that much is abundantly clear.

After we lost Steve Irwin, fans around the world turned to the Irwin family as they continued his legacy of conservation and wildlife education. Bindi Irwin, the 22-year-old daughter of the legendary crocodile hunter, has taken us all under her proverbial wing just as her father had done. She’s a conservationist in her own right, and just like her dad, invites us into her personal life to both mourn and celebrate with her. Thanks to Bindi, we’ve been able to continue pretending we’re part of the (very) extended Irwin family 14 years after Steve Irwin’s death.

 

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Bindi shared her wedding, her pregnancy announcement, and now, Australia’s sweetheart is sharing adorable updates on her pregnancy as if we’re far-away relatives eager to add another little one to the family. And honestly, we kind of are (at least in our hearts).

Last week, Bindi shared another milestone on Instagram – the young mom-to-be is halfway through her pregnancy. “Halfway there!” The photo’s caption read. “20 weeks pregnant and our baby girl is about the same size as a recently hatched emu chick. The love I have for my sweetheart husband and our beautiful daughter is boundless.”

 

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In the most lovably Irwin way possible, Bindi compares the size of her baby to the animals she loves so dearly. Leaning in close to her husband Chandler Powell, the couple holds up a sign that reads “20 Weeks.” And of course, they’re standing in front of some fully-grown emus. A must-have for every mom-to-be (at least, if you’re an Irwin).

As Bindi stated, her baby girl is already so loved – not just by the Irwin family, but by people around the world who cared so deeply for her Crocodile Hunter dad. Steve Irwin made an enormous impact on the world, and his wife and kids are doing an incredible job keeping his memory alive through continuing his legacy. And now, we cannot wait to welcome the next generation of Irwins to the world.

Bindi Irwin Shares Pregnancy Update, Baby Is “About the Size of a Hummingbird”

Bindi Irwin Pregnancy Update
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The Irwin family has held a special place in our hearts for over a decade, and now that Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler are expecting their first child, we have to make a little more room. Bindi has been extremely open with her fans over the years, excitedly sharing updates about her family and her own life. She has shown time and time again her dedication to keeping her dad’s memory alive, inviting the world to celebrate the life of our favorite Crocodile Hunter along with her.

After marrying her long-time boyfriend Chandler Powell in March, the ecstatic couple announced in early August that they were expecting their first child. Bindi expressed the excitement of finding out she was going to become a mother, captioning a photo with the couple’s reflection on their newfound future-parent status. “It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents,” she continued. “Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and entire Australia Zoo team. I can’t wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes.”

Chandler frequents the comment section of Bindi’s photos, expressing his love and support for Bindi as well as his excitement about becoming a first-time dad. “And we already love our little Wildlife Warrior with all of our hearts,” he chimed in. So do we, Chandler. So do we.

 

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Reflecting on when we found out that we are going to be parents. ❤️ Discovering that I was going to become a mother will forever be a moment where time stood still. I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea. He didn’t hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way. I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive. We were beaming while our adorable puppy Piggy sat on our feet wondering what was going on. It reminded me of just how perceptive animals are. We sat together with tea talking about the future and how we were going to share such wonderful, life changing news with the people that we love. In that short span of time the gorgeous baby I’m carrying became the most important part of our lives. It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents. Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and entire Australia Zoo team. I can’t wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes.

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Bindi posted the adorable pregnancy announcement on Instagram with a photo of her and Chandler sporting matching khaki shirts, holding a much smaller matching khaki between them. Bindi stated, “Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter,” she continued. “We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us.”

Well, just a month later, Bindi is keeping true to her word. The 22-year-old conservationist took to Instagram once again to remind her fans that they are an appreciated part of her journey to motherhood.

Bindi shared, “The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey. Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now!” Bindi continued, “We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife and wild places we love so much. Thank you for your kindness and support on this magical journey.”

Steve Irwin shared his life, his love of animals, and his larger-than-life personality with the world – though he has some very large Timberland boots to fill, Bindi is stepping up and absolutely crushing it. It was far more than just Steve Irwin’s almost tangible passion for animals that made the world fall in love with him, it was also his openness and his enormous heart. Bindi is doing an incredible job following in her dad’s impressive footsteps – from her passion for conservation to her openness and kindheartedness, she is most definitely making Steve Irwin a proud dad. And soon, a proud grandpa.

Steve Irwin’s Family Shares Touching Tributes On Anniversary of His Death

Steve Irwin Tributes
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14 years ago, we lost one of the most original TV personalities and animal activists when the legendary Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin passed. On the anniversary of his 2006 death from a stingray attack, his daughter Bindi, son Robert, and wife Terri all posted moving tributes to the wildlife and conservationist icon.

Bindi Irwin, who has been in the news recently as she’s expecting her first child of her own, posted a sweet photo on Instagram of her with her dad.  Bindi, who was just 8 when her dad died tragically, simply captioned the photo “You’re always in my heart.”

 

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You’re always in my heart.

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While Bindi has helped continue Steve’s work, Irwin’s son Robert has done even more. In fact, he even bears a striking resemblance to young pics of Steve, even one with the exact same croc. He posted a tribute to his dad by posting a pic of him with a croc from the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve. He wrote that he’s continuing the work of his dad and gave an update on the yearly crocodile research trip, something his dad started 17 years ago. He continues his dad’s conservation work, writing “Today we get to keep this vital work going, using state of the art solar tracking technology to learn even more about these amazing animals make sure Dad’s mission and passion for croc conservation continues!”

 

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Today marks the end of our annual crocodile research trip to the #SteveIrwinWildlifeReserve. Over the last month we caught 39 crocodiles, from ‘Ryan’ who tied for being the largest croc in the system at over 15 feet long to little ‘Pingu’ at just under 3 feet. This year brought the total crocs tagged to 213 in the study. This research was all started by Dad and to this day we still use the same methods of capture that he created. Our crocodile research began 17 years ago when Australia Zoo joined forces with the University of Queensland to conduct world leading science and lead the charge in crocodile conservation. And today we get to keep this vital work going, using state of the art solar tracking technology to learn even more about these amazing animals make sure Dad’s mission and passion for croc conservation continues! 🐊

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Steve’s wife Terri posted a touching photo of her and Steve, adorned with an iguana on their heads. Her caption is a brief but heartening reflection on how to process the loss of a loved one, a loss that is felt every day. She wrote: “I feel that I have a choice: celebrate love or struggle with grief. I choose love.”

That’s a great approach and outlook on loss. Celebrate love, by keeping alive the memory of people who made your world a brighter place. It’s a testament to Irwin’s legacy that his work echoes through his loved ones, and his passion continues to make a difference in the animal world to this day.

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are Expecting Their First Child

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are Expecting Their First Child
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It has been quite a year for Bindi Irwin, daughter of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and wildlife conservationist in her own right. She just turned 22 and shared a touching tribute to her late dad to honor his memory. She married Chandler Powell in a small but beautiful ceremony at the Australia Zoo, during which her brother Robert walked her down the aisle, and a blown-up picture of her late dad was displayed prominently as if he was celebrating with them. Recently she shared some artwork of her wedding day that pays homage to her dad. To top off an already eventful year, Bindi and her husband Chandler are expecting a baby.

Bindi took to Instagram to make the exciting announcement, posting a picture of her and Chandler in their matching khaki shirts. The couple is beaming and holding up a tiny version of a third khaki shirt, which is embroidered with “Australia Zoo”, and the date “15 November” (Steve Irwin Day).

The photo caption reads, “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you.” Bindi continues, “Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light.”

Bindi’s mom Terri shared her excitement and congratulations in a Twitter post, stating that she was “over the moon” about the news. In typical Irwin family fashion, Terri made sure to include her late husband in the post – the baby would have been Steve’s first grandchild, and as Terri states, “he would have been so proud”.

Chandler shared the news himself on Twitter, expressing the joy and excitement he feels as a soon-to-be father. “Bee,” Chandler states in his post, “you’re going to be the most amazing mother.”

A huge congratulations to the entire Irwin family on this exciting news. And Chandler, let us be the first to say – welcome to the club.

Bindi Irwin Shares Moving Photo of Wedding Artwork Featuring Her Dad

Bindi Irwin Shares Moving Photo of Wedding Artwork Featuring Her Dad
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It’s impossible to imagine celebrating life’s most exciting milestones without those you love the most, but it’s something many of us have to face. Bindi Irwin, daughter of the world’s favorite Crocodile Hunter, has had to face this difficult reality time and time again after losing her dad at just 8 years old. Though Steve’s absence is undoubtedly felt by his family on a daily basis, they have done an amazing job over the years making sure to honor and commemorate him at every turn. Bindi was extremely close to her dad and has posted touching tributes to him on occasions like Father’s Day, her birthday, and even her engagement.

In the 14 years since Steve Irwin’s death, his memory hasn’t faded. To us, he will always be the Crocodile Hunter – a man with a big personality and an even bigger heart. To Bindi and Robert, he will always be their beloved dad. During Bindi’s wedding at the Australia Zoo, Steve’s blown-up picture was displayed right next to where the couple exchanged their vows giving the appearance that he was standing right next to Bindi’s brother and mom.

 

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Our wedding day. ❤️ Reflecting on these beautiful moments with the love of my life.

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Although Bindi’s wedding was several months ago, she recently received an extremely meaningful gift which she shared on her Instagram page. Artist Debb Oliver created a piece based on a picture taken on Bindi’s wedding day – but this talented artist gave the picture an incredibly special addition. Between Bindi and her mom Terri, Oliver added a beaming Steve. His arms appear to embrace his wife and daughter, and on his face is a look of pride and joy any dad would have on their daughter’s wedding day.

In Bindi’s Instagram post, her family holds the beautiful gift, looking down fondly as if they’re reminiscing over a fond memory – it’s extremely fitting, because to the Irwin family, it’s as if Steve was right there with them celebrating Bindi’s wedding. The photo is captioned, “‘To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.’ ― Thomas Campbell. Thank you @the_monkey_brush for creating this spectacular piece.” The quote Bindi chose is the perfect embodiment of how the entire Irwin family has lived their lives since losing Steve. Although he is no longer here physically, to the Irwin family, he will never really be gone.

Bindi Irwin Turns 22, Shares Touching Tribute to Her Dad

Bindi's Birthday Tribute
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When most of us lose our parents, we are left to mourn with family and friends while the rest of the world moves on, seemingly unaffected. But when Bindi Irwin lost her Crocodile Hunter dad, the entire world mourned with her. If you’ve ever seen a video of Bindi and Steve Irwin together, it’s immediately apparent that they shared an incredibly special bond. From a young age, Steve shared his love of wildlife with his daughter, and Bindi happily followed in her dad’s adventurous footsteps. The Irwin family has paid much tribute to Steve since his death nearly 14 years ago, and through the beautiful and heartbreaking memories shared by the family, it’s evident that he was just as amazing of a father and husband as he was a crocodile hunter.

This week, Bindi celebrated her 22nd birthday and shared a beautiful tribute to her late father on Instagram. The video caption reads, “22 years ago my parents decided to start a family. I will forever be grateful for their unconditional love and encouragement to follow my dreams. I chose the two most compassionate, dedicated and loving people in the world to be my mum and dad. There are no words to describe the amount of love in my heart for them both.”

The video opens with Steve Irwin, just as we remember him. With the endearing enthusiasm we knew and loved him for, he recalls, “The most incredible wildlife encounter of my life was the birth of my daughter Bindi.”

The video shows heartwarming footage of Steve and Bindi through the years, as Steve continues to narrate.

“Here’s this little baby girl. I swear she just fitted right in here in the palms of my hands. It was a combination of adrenaline and just emotion,” the ecstatic new father explained, “It was like a euphoric feeling. I was in total utopia. And I ran around the hospital. ‘Look at this! Look at this!’ And they’re like: ‘Yes, we’ve got our own.’ ‘Yeah, but you haven’t got one like this one! Look at this little beauty! Look at this little beauty!’”

The Crocodile Hunter overflows with pride as he recalls his first day of fatherhood, and his contagious excitement is something every new parent can relate to. From the moment he held her in his hands (and probably before), Steve Irwin loved his daughter.

And now, 14 years after losing her dad, Bindi shared this incredible video remembering just how loved she was.

Bindi and Her Mom Pay Tribute to the Late Steve Irwin on His Birthday

Tribute to Steve Irwin
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Bindi Irwin has been in the public eye her entire life, thanks to her famous father. Steve Irwin, the Australian Crocodile Hunter, had a boisterous personality and love for animals that endeared him to millions across the globe before his death in 2006, after being stung by a stingray. He left behind his wife Terri and his two children, daughter Bindi and son Robert (who looks just like his dad.)

In the years since their dad’s death, Bindi and Robert have grown up as wildlife ambassadors themselves, and as siblings and friends who’ve weathered the storm of their dad’s tragic passing as they too became celebrities. Over the past few years, Bindi and Robert have showcased their bond, and their love for their dad, on social media, celebrating milestone’s in each other’s lives and paying tribute to their father, often at the same time.

February 22nd was Steve Irwin’s birthday, and he would have been 58. To commemorate the occasion, Bindi again took to Instagram to share her feelings with her father, and the world.

Alongside a picture of herself as a toddler and her dad enjoying her company, she described how she paid tribute to him that day.

“I had an extra strong cup of tea just how you liked it. I hugged Mum for you and told her how much we love her. Robert and I went on a hike through the mountains you cherished. I watched one of your documentaries with Chandler and shared stories about you. I walked through your office in the zoo and smiled at our old family photographs. Today and every day I miss you and love you beyond description. You’re always with me.”

Bindi’s mother and Steve’s widow Terri echoed that sentiment with a tweet of her own, showcasing some family photos.

Terri wrote, “Today would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday. While my heart aches missing him every day, I’m determined to celebrate what he loved the most. He was happiest spending time @AustraliaZoo w/ @BindiIrwin & @RobertIrwin. He was my best friend, best dad, & built the best Zoo. I love you.”

It’s clear from these tributes, and the remarkable ways Bindi and Robert are carrying on their father’s legacy, just how much Steve meant to his family. The man did a lot of animals and Australia, but his biggest impact was on his family.

Robert Irwin Looks Exactly Like Croc Hunter Dad in Latest Photo

Robert Irwin Looks Like Dad
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Robert Irwin posted a picture on Instagram last week that evoked more than a few memories of his famous dad. The 16-year-old Irwin, clad in the family color (khaki), looks more like Steve than ever. In the pic, he’s cuddling a koala, and with his face partially concealed, his followers thought he was posting a throwback pic of the crocodile hunter himself.

 

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All of the top comments are about the uncanny resemblance. “Did anyone think this was Steve at first? Beautiful moment captured” was one of the top comments, with more than 2,500 likes. And they cascade after that.

“I legit thought this was Steve.”

“You look so much like your father it’s unreal.”

“At first I thought that was your dad!”

“Spitting image of Steve”

The post quickly went viral, accumulating hundreds of thousands of likes. And it’s not the first time he’s invited comparisons to his famous father, as last year he recreated one of Steve’s most iconic photos, using the same croc.

Irwin Family Opens Elephant Hospital Fulfilling One of Steve’s Dreams

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin with Elephant
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Steve Irwin accomplished more for wildlife education and conservation than most could in a dozen lifetimes. From his and wife Terri Irwin’s long-running edutainment series, “The Crocodile Hunter” to the founding of the “Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation” (now renamed as “Wildlife Warriors”), the number of animals saved and children taught to respect and value nature may well be immeasurable. In fact, his impact was so significant November 15 was internationally named as “Steve Irwin Day.”

Steve suffered a sudden and tragic death in 2006, when a stingray pierced his chest with a poisonous barb at Batt Reef in Queensland, Australia. However, his legacy was far from over. One of his greatest dreams was to open an elephant hospital, and his family, wife Terri and children, Bindi and Robert Irwin, were proud to carry the mantle.

Just as passionate about the protection of wildlife as their respective husband and father, they’ve continued his efforts in wildlife protection and worked tirelessly to achieve one of his grandest dreams. “We just — just — finished one of his greatest goals, which was to open an elephant hospital in Indonesia.”  Terri Irwin tells Buzzfeed News, “In Sumatra, when Elephants step on a landmine or they get caught in a snare there was no hospital to treat them, and we now have just opened an elephant hospital, so it’s pretty special.”

Terri and Steve worked together to grow what was once Steve’s parent’s wildlife park into the great Australia Zoo, now containing nearly 1,000 acres and over 1,000 animals. Australia Zoo staffer Luke Reavley, speaking on the Elephant Hospital, tells Buzzfeed News, “Steve Dreamed of opening an elephant hospital after witnessing first-hand the issues they were facing in the wild.” Australia Zoo, among other organizations, helped fund the Elephant Hospital, and their veterinary staff assisted with training the Indonesian team. They have also supplied staff to microchip elephants in order to better monitor their population, Reavely said.

Bindi Irwin tells Buzzfeed News, “I think for us as a family we always want to make sure that his legacy continues. Because Dad always said, ‘I don’t care if people remember me, I care if people remember my message.’” Though his family has always been happy to act in Steve’s name, their own contributions cannot be understated. Terri being a conservationist her whole life, even starting a rehabilitation center for injured predator mammals at just age 22. She and Steve raised their children with the same passion and care for wildlife they both shared. Thanks to the efforts of the entire Irwin family, it’s safe to say neither Steve, nor his message, will be soon forgotten.

If you need more wonderful stories about Steve Irwin and his family, Bindi Irwin shares a beautiful video of her father speaking on fatherhood.

Bindi Irwin’s Brother to Walk Her Down the Aisle at Zoo Wedding

Bindi Irwin Zoo Wedding
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Sometimes you have to look at the silver lining, even in the face of a tragedy. When Bindi and Robert Irwin lost their father in 2006, it can’t have been easy. But enduring the pain of such a loss seems to have brought them even closer together.

The daughter and son of beloved Australian TV personality, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, who tragically died while filming an interaction with a stingray. His kids were often a prominent part of his life in the spotlight and have followed in their dad’s footsteps, continuing his work as a wildlife conservationist.

Back in July, on her 21st birthday, Bindi announced her engagement to boyfriend Chandler Powell and mentioned her plans to include her brother in the ceremony.

Recently, she shared a sneak peek at the dress she chose for her big day, and her brother quickly responded with a heartwarming note.

Speaking to E! News, Bindi explained the decision to have her brother perform the duty traditionally held by the father of the bride.

“It’s so important to include the people that can’t be there with you, so on the day, I know that Robert is absolutely gonna walk me down the aisle and I think that’s what would make dad happiest.”

The wedding will be held at the family owned zoo (duh) and animals will play a prominent role, including koalas, as Bindi explained on Instagram.

Bindi also teased her future plans to start a family of her own. “One day we’ll have a family. One day we’ll have our own little wildlife warriors, but not yet.”

It sounds like when she does, they’ll have a dedicated uncle in their life.

Bindi Irwin Shares Heartwarming Tribute Video of Dad for Australian Father’s Day

Bindi Irwin Shares Heartwarming Tribute Video
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September 1st is Father’s Day in Australia and in order to commemorate the occasion, Bindi Irwin, daughter to the ‘Crocodile Hunter’ and Zookeeper Steve Irwin, hopped on social media for a touching tribute to her dad.

The video features a baby Bindi talking, walking, and giggling along with her mom, Terri Irwin, while her dad cracks jokes and wrestles vicious (stuffed) beasts like a giant boa constrictor and a croc.

The now 21-year-old wrote alongside her video:

It’s Father’s Day here in Australia. Reflecting on these wonderful moments. Hug the people in your life who bring light to your heart and always remember that love lasts forever.

Steve Irwin died in 2006 at the age of 44, while shooting the nature documentary, Ocean’s Deadliest.

Bindi has never been one to avoid talking about her beloved father. In light of her summer engagement to childhood sweetheart and fellow conservationist, Chandler Powell, she dedicated a post to her late dad, elaborating on her excitement for her brother, Robert, to walk her down the aisle.

I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us.

She also told Entertainment Tonight that her mom, Terri, will likely take over other fatherly wedding duties.

“I think, if I was going to do a dance, it would be with my mom. My mom and I are so close. She’s my pillar of strength in life and I love her beyond description,” Bindi gushed.

“So I think, when the time comes, Robert will walk me down the aisle, [Chandler and I] will have our wonderful moment and I’ll have my dance with mom. I think that would be wonderful.”

While children should never be forced to walk in their parents’ footsteps, Robert and Bindi (and now, Chandler) are clearly thrilled to carry on their father’s legacy—at the Australia Zoo, in the wild, and especially in caring for one another.