Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Bindi Irwin Posts Emotional Tribute To Father Steve

Bindi Irwin Posts Emotional Tribute To Father Steve

The Debrief: It's been 9 years since the animal lover died

Last week marked nine years since the world lost Crocodile Hunter and all-round excellent person Steve Urwin, following his fatal accident involving a stingray off the coast of Australia.

Bindi, his daughter, who was just eight at the time, is now 17. She’s currently in the US filming Dancing With The Stars.

 

Thinking about home today. Father's Day is today in Australia and everyone is celebrating at Australia Zoo □ It's such a special time of year, I hope everyone who comes to the zoo today is able to enjoy it with our gorgeous animals. No matter where I am in the world, this day means such a lot to me. My heart forever lives @AustraliaZoo - just like Dad's always did.

A photo posted by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:15pm PDT

 

Sunday was Father’s Day in Australia, where Bindi’s from, and, in tribute she posted the above picture on Instagram. In it, she praised the people who work at Australia Zoo, her father's legacy, and her father Steve who’s heart ‘lives forever’ in the zoo.

In the years since her father’s death, Bindi has been busy hosting her own documentary show, a game show, appearing in movies, performing as a singer and releasing a kids’ fitness DVD. She donates 10% of all her earnings to Wildlife Warriors, a charity set up by her parents in 2002 to protect endangered animals.

Bindi Irwin Posts Emotional Tribute To Father Steve
Bindi Irwin Posts Emotional Tribute To Father Steve

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