Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin


Bindi Sue Irwin (born July 24, 1998 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia) is the daughter of late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin ("the Crocodile Hunter") and Terri Irwin. According to her parents, when she was born Steve yelled out "Bindi" (the name of his favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo), and Terri yelled out "Sue" (the name of Steve Irwin's trusty dog), thus giving her her name "Bindi Sue".

She is the presenter of an as yet unreleased 26-part wildlife documentary called Bindi the Jungle Girl, a production of the Discovery Kids television network. Production of the show has been put on hold for a year.

Additionally, she has appeared regularly in her father's television shows, including The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and also appeared in the 2002 film The Wiggles: Wiggly Safari in a credited cast role.[8] She began appearing on television shows as a public figure as early as age two.

In September 2006, Bindi Irwin appeared on the cover of the Australian magazine New Idea, the youngest person to do so in the magazine's 104-year history.

In early January of 2007, she appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. At that time, she was also scheduled for appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and in attendance with Russell Crowe at a major dinner. She was promoting her new video, Bindi Kidfitness, and fulfilling her role as a newly-appointed official "tourism ambassador" for Australia.

After Steve Irwin's death
Bindi's father Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray on September 4, 2006 when setting up to shoot ocean reef footage for a show that would include segments with Bindi, because weather prevented him from filming footage for a different show. It has been reported by various international media that Bindi will continue her late father's conservation and television work. Steve Irwin had previously made it clear that he supported Bindi's rise to fame, claiming "I just want to be co-star to my daughter". Her family will continue the show by going on a tour in America, stopping at Los Angeles and New York.

Statement at Steve Irwin's memorial service
In front of a crowd of 5000 and a worldwide television audience of more than 300 million viewers, Bindi read the following statement at her father's public memorial service on September 20, 2006:

“ My daddy was my hero – he was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things, but most of all he was fun.
I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did. He built a hospital to help animals and he bought lots of land to give animals a safe place to live.

He took me and my brother and my mum with him all the time. We filmed together, caught crocodiles together and loved being in the bush together.

I don’t want Daddy’s passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.

I have the best daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile I will always think of him and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals. Daddy made this place his whole life and now it’s our turn to help Daddy”.

Bindi's speech at her father's funeral was the television moment of the year, as voted in the Australia TV Week Reader Poll 2006. Bindi's speech scooped 43 per cent of the votes from the poll.

Terri Irwin stated that, apart from some assistance with typing, Bindi had written the speech herself.

Bindi appeared on Larry King Live on January 11, 2007. She said that creative writing was her favorite subject and math her least favorite subject. She also said that she enjoys being homeschooled because she and her teachers were such good friends.


Year Album AUS Peak Position ARIA Certification
2006 Bindi Kidfitness with Steve Irwin and The Crocmen 15 Gold (Credit: Wikipedia)

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