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Someone Called This Girl Stupid For Doing Dangerous Things, Then Saw Her Last Name
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Someone Called This Girl Stupid For Doing Dangerous Things, Then Saw Her Last Name

19-year-old Bindi Irwin is proving that she is a ‘chip off the old block’ by following in the footsteps of her famous father, showing the same natural charm and 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 six 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 her hand at 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 watched her grow up from her father’s adorable sidekick, through the aftermath of his tragic passing, to the confident and eloquent young lady she is today.

Bindi’s true passion is wildlife and, just like her father, she has that special gift of sharing her enthuasiasm, 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 my entire life living in a zoo, which is pretty crazy. Not many kids get to say that,” she told E! News.“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.”

Together with her mom and brother, Bindi is making sure her father’s legacy remains, 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.”

Scroll down to check out what Bindi is up to these days, and share your thoughts in the comments below!

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

A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on

“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”

“He 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”

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4 years ago

why cant we have a show about this family instead of pompous idiots who layer makeup like its a bean dip?

Bobbi Newell
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4 years ago

Agreed, I'd watch that!

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stellermatt
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4 years ago

it's incredible that his legacy, his children, are carrying on his love of animals and his work. They have such great enthusiasm for life that you can't help but feel inspired.

Maci Wilcox
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4 years ago

Wow....Can I just say that his son looks just like him?

Sree S
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4 years ago

SO TRUE!!!! Im going to point out that someone captured a photo of King Julian victoriously stepping on Bindi's head ... King Julian for life. Who agrees??

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

why cant we have a show about this family instead of pompous idiots who layer makeup like its a bean dip?

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed, I'd watch that!

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

it's incredible that his legacy, his children, are carrying on his love of animals and his work. They have such great enthusiasm for life that you can't help but feel inspired.

Maci Wilcox
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow....Can I just say that his son looks just like him?

Sree S
Community Member
4 years ago

SO TRUE!!!! Im going to point out that someone captured a photo of King Julian victoriously stepping on Bindi's head ... King Julian for life. Who agrees??

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