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
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. She began appearing
on television shows as a public figure as early as
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.
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"
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
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.
dont want Daddys passion to ever end.
I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.
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 its our turn to help Daddy.
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.
Irwin stated that, apart from some assistance with
typing, Bindi had written the speech herself.
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:
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^ Internet Movie Database. "The Wiggles: Wiggly
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Courier Mail. September 9, 2006.
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^ Say It Ain't So, Dakota!: Paging Jodie Foster by
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^ AJR. "Steve Irwins paid tribute from
his family and friends", Pattaya Daily News,
September 23, 2006.
^ Maira Oliveira. "Bindi Irwin To Continue Father's
Extraordinary Wildlife Efforts", All Headline
News, September 15, 2006.
^ Daily Mail, UK. "Steve Irwin's daughter to
swim with stingray that killed him" Daily Mail.
September 15, 2006.
^ Dennis Passa."Irwin Remembered For His 'Zest
for Life". Forbes. September 19, 2006.
and the environment