Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell Honor Daughter To-Be on International Women’s Day

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Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell, like any new parents, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first baby. The couple used International Women’s Day to honor the important women in their lives, and of course, their future daughter. Bindi Irwin has been a vocal activist for conservation, a wildlife warrior in her own right. Bindi and her husband Chandler are now excitedly looking to the future, anticipating the next generation of strong women – starting with their very own baby wildlife warrior.

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them,” Bindi shared on Instagram.

 

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The inspiring quote accompanies the perfect photo, one that brings its sentiment to life. Bindi stands with her mom Terri, as both women’s hands lovingly cradle Bindi’s baby bump. Terri Irwin moved from Oregon to Australia, partnered with Steve Irwin on both conservation efforts and in life, and continues carrying out their legacy to this day. That strong woman went on to raise Bindi Irwin, who fully embodied the spirit of what it means to be a wildlife warrior – furthering conservation efforts and even publishing a book about the Australia Zoo and her family’s history. In Bindi’s Instagram photo, two generations of Irwin women look beaming towards the next.

Chandler Powell, Bindi’s husband, took to Instagram to share his own tribute for International Women’s Day. He wrote, “This #InternationalWomensDay and every day I’m thankful for the amazing women in my life. My beautiful wife, mom and mum-in-law are incredible.”

The dad-to-be concluded by honoring his future daughter, stating, “This year @bindisueirwin and I are also celebrating our gorgeous daughter who will be arriving soon.”

 

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Steve Irwin’s Kids Honor Their Dad on What Would Have Been His 59th Birthday

Irwin Kids Honor Dad on 59th Birthday
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After losing a loved one, certain dates take on a whole new meaning. Days that were filled with celebration in previous years are now filled with memories and reflection, but those important dates will never go unacknowledged. The Irwin family doesn’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate the life of the world-famous Crocodile Hunter, the father, and husband whose legacy lives on through them.

Each year on Steve Irwin’s birthday, his family finds some way to keep his memory alive – this year would have been Irwin’s 59th birthday, and even 15 years after his death, he remains alive and well in the hearts of his children.

Bindi and Robert, Steve Irwin’s kids, each shared touching photos of their dad for his birthday. Robert shared an adorable photo of himself as a young kid, posing for a goofy picture in the arms of his late dad. “Love you, Dad,” the caption reads.

Bindi’s photo features both her dad and grandmother, two people she holds close to her heart. “My dad and grandmother share a birthday,” Bindi wrote on Instagram. “I’m thankful for every moment we got together. Their love will live in my heart forever.

 

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The Irwin family also used Steve’s birthday to make a very special announcement, one that honors the work the late Crocodile Hunter did throughout his life. To celebrate their dad’s legacy, they’re launching a reimagined YouTube channel for the Australia Zoo, their dad’s second home. The channel will feature new content each week from the Irwin family, as well as archived Crocodile Hunter footage.

Even after his death, the path Steve Irwin paved for conservation in Australia is being both preserved and expanded by his wife and kids. The Irwin legacy lives on, and as someone who deeply valued both nature and family, the Crocodile Hunter would have been proud.

Bindi Irwin Shares Heartwarming Story Behind Her Unborn Daughter’s Nickname

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The Irwin family is constantly coming up with new and touching ways to keep Steve Irwin’s memory alive. The Crocodile Hunter made waves both in conservation and in his personal life, quickly becoming a shining example of what it means to be both an activist and a loving father. Steve’s two children were both extremely young when they tragically lost him, but over the years they’ve made a point to follow in his courageous footsteps, picking up where he left off and bringing him along for the journey.

When Steve and Terri’s oldest child Bindi announced that she was expecting her first child, keeping her dad’s memory alive seemed to take on a whole new meaning. Not only was she keeping Steve’s memory alive for herself and everyone who loved him, but also for her unborn daughter – Steve’s first grandchild.

Bindi and her husband Chandler are quickly approaching the birth of their first baby, a daughter who is already surrounded by love. The young couple has taken to calling their quickly-growing daughter “Baby Wildlife Warrior,” a fitting title with a heartwarming origin.

In an interview with The Bump, Bindi explained, “My dad was the first person to create the term ‘Wildlife Warrior’. Being a Wildlife Warrior means to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We’ve been referring to our daughter as our Baby Wildlife Warrior.”

Bindi continued, “I know in my heart that she will forge her own path to make our planet a better place through her connections with the gorgeous animals that we protect here at Australia Zoo and the conservation work we do with animal species around the globe.”

Today, Wildlife Warriors is a foundation focused on conservation. Formerly known as the Steve Irwin Conservation Foundation, the organization educates the public and protects all forms of threatened and endangered wildlife. Bindi learned to love nature and wildlife from her beloved dad, and as her baby’s nickname suggests, she hopes to continue the tradition with the next generation.

Irwin Family Says Dad Steve Would’ve Been ‘Insanely Excited’ to Be a Grandpa

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His kids say he was a great dad, and his family says he would’ve been so excited to be a grandpa. With Bindi Irwin days away from the birth of her first child, the family has been reflecting on how psyched Steve Irwin would’ve been to be a grandpa for the first time.

The first family of conservationists spoke to Entertainment Tonight for an interview to promote the next season of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins”, and Bindi said her dad would’ve been a ‘good, good grandpa.’

“I don’t think we would’ve ever seen our daughter,” she said. “He would’ve just whisked her away into the zoo and it would’ve been perfect.”

Bindi recently recreated the famous photo her family posed for when her mom was pregnant.

The Crocodile Hunter passed away when Bindi and Robert were young, but they plan to teach his granddaughter about the man he was and keep his legacy alive. And they feel lucky they have all of his documentaries to show their new addition just who he was.

“I think it’s really special that as a family we get to remember him, honor him in absolutely everything we do,” Robert said. “And make sure that legacy never dies, no matter what. And now with a new little wildlife warrior taking on the charge, he would just be insanely excited, I can’t even imagine.”

While Robert is excited to be an uncle, and Bindi can’t wait to be a mom, Terri is also looking forward to being a grandma. And, if he had lived longer and been to more of the weddings, births, and other family events, she knows exactly how he’d be dressed; in khaki.

“He’d be over the moon,” she said.

Bindi Irwin Recreates Her Parents’ Sweet Maternity Photo With Husband Chandler

Bindi Irwin recreates parents' maternity photo with husband Chandler
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As we grow up, we start to understand and relate to our parents on a whole new level. Experiencing life’s milestones often allows us to grow closer to our parents, using their knowledge to guide and reassure us and sharing in the amazement of it all as a family. But when you’ve lost one of your parents as Bindi Irwin has, you’re forced to find other ways to include them in those joyous moments.

The Irwin family had to master the skill of including Steve in their lives in a new way abruptly, after tragically losing him in 2006. They’ve treasured his memory at every turn and held him close to their hearts – especially during life’s big moments.

Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler are expecting their first baby, a baby that would have been Steve’s first grandchild. Bindi has followed in her dad’s footsteps, giving the world glimpses into her personal life and inviting us to celebrate with her.

Recently, Bindi shared an adorable throwback photo of her own parents – Terri Irwin stands, visibly pregnant and smiling, as Steve and little Bindi kiss her baby bump (aka, the now 17-year-old Robert).

Now well into her own pregnancy, Bindi recreated the adorable photo with her husband Chandler. She captioned the photo, “Recreating a very special moment. Third trimester love.”

 

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Like any family who has mourned the loss of a loved one, the Irwin family likely thinks about Steve every single day. But during important milestones, they find creative ways to include the late Crocodile Hunter in their celebrations. Steve loved every second of being a father, and though he isn’t here to see it in person, he would undoubtedly be ecstatic about his growing family.

After Bindi announced her pregnancy, Terri said on Twitter, “While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud.”

Robert Irwin Celebrates 17th Birthday With an Emotional Throwback Video of Dad

Robert Irwin Birthday Video Australia Zoo
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Since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, the Irwin family has done an incredible job both continuing his legacy and keeping his memory alive. The Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, has remained an enormous part of the Irwins’ lives even 14 years on. The zoo grew from a small reptile park run by Steve and a wildlife rehabilitation facility for predatory mammals run by Terri into the sprawling conservation hub it is today – but now, with another generation of Irwins.

The Australia Zoo has been an enormous part of Bindi and Robert Irwin’s lives since they were born. Their parents met at Steve’s reptile park, and even the couple’s honeymoon was spent documenting their rescue of a crocodile – a trip that went on to become the first episode of the iconic Crocodile Hunter series.

 

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Robert Irwin was just two years old when his dad tragically died, but he too followed in his dad’s enormous, mud-caked footprints. Robert hosts a children’s TV show called Robert’s Real Life Adventures, a program filmed at his family’s Australia Zoo that educates kids about conservation and helps them love wildlife just as much as he does.

On his 17th birthday, the Australia Zoo presented Robert with a touching video filled with memories. The video begins with Steve talking about Robert’s birth, and as his narration continues, the video takes us through Robert’s life. From just minutes old in the arms of his loving dad to more recent videos of Robert working at the Australia Zoo, the moving tribute is a nod to just how proud Steve would be of his only son.

Robert’s caption read, “Our lovely Australia Zoo crew made this beautiful video to celebrate my birthday, and it means the world to me. I am beyond honoured to continue my dad’s legacy and I hope more than anything that he would be proud.”

Steve’s narration highlights just how important fatherhood was to him. He recalled, “seeing the light” when Bindi was born, and when Robert was born. In those moments, he knew. “This is why I was put here.”

Steve dreamt of his own kids following in his footsteps, carrying on the legacy that was so near to his heart. “When they’re ready to run up our mission, I will gladly step aside,” Steve’s voice says shakily.

The video proceeds to show Robert making a daring rescue, grinning as he holds various animals, looking almost indistinguishable from his late dad. The duality of heartbreak and absolute joy in the video is undeniable – the sadness that comes with knowing that Steve never got to see his son grow up, combined with the beauty of watching Robert become the man his dad only dared to dream he could be.

In the video’s conclusion, Steve’s words resonate more deeply than he could have possibly known at that moment. “Then and only then I will know that I have achieved my ultimate goal,” he says, envisioning his kids carrying on his legacy. “My job will be done, and I guarantee you, it will be the proudest moment of my life.”

 

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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

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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”

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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

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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.