The daughter of the famous Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, recently reflected on the tragic death of her father. Bindi Irwin, who was only eight when her father passed away 12 years ago has revealed that she intends to continue his legacy.
Steve Irwin died on the 4th of September 2006 in Batt Reef, Australia with a sting to the heart from stingray.
His love for wildlife and how he loved personal contact with animals made him a favourite of the world. His death was a major blow, once that threw the world into deep mourning.
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Since he died, his wife and two lovely children, Bindi and Robert Irwin, have kept his legacy very much alive.
Bindi, who is now 20 years old, explained how the family coped with their father's passing and how life has been ever since. She revealed how it was really devastating for her as she looked up to him like her superhero.
Robert, now 15, added that their major aim is “to continue the legacy that dad had."
The beautiful family recounted beautiful memories they where blessed to have shared with their father and how it is so important to continue the legacy.
Bindi explained that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as they, her brother and herself, inherited their parents love for wildlife. They have grown to love animals and become passionate conservationalists.
Her brother, Robert, praised his father's ability to connect with wildlife, and in doing this, carry people along, which endeared many to him. He further stated how big of an influence his father was in both his life and that of others.
Bindi emphasized the importance of carrying on their fathers legacy, saying it is not only a way of reaching out to wildlife but also a way of keeping the memory of their father alive.
The family founded the Australian Zoo, a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary, which according to Robert, is one of the best and biggest zoos in the world. He boasts of how the animals are well fed and given the best treatment.
The family has also recently launched their own show on the Animal Plant channel called “Crikey! It's the Irwins.” The show is about their home life and the intricacies of running the Australia zoo. It also features flashbacks of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, doing his thing.
Bindi is especially happy about the show and speaks about how Robert is so much like the father, with his voice and mannerisms. Watching him relate with the animals reminds her of her dad. Of course, it's a bittersweet experience but she would not have it any other way.
The children hope to keep the legacy going and keep putting smiles on people's faces through love for animals and their conservation.
Steve Irwin came to limelight in 1996 and left the world sadly a decade later, but in our hearts, the crocodile hunter lives on.
February 13, 2019