He was very entertaining, with lots of enthusiam and a great passion for what he did. He loved animals of all kinds. He also cared a great deal about educating the world not only about the different animals but also the dangers each animal species faced in the wild. He wanted to help preserve endangered species.
Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He has shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with the Queenland's government on the process of the country's Crocodile Relocation Program, in which the reptiles could be transferred and relocated to proper localties in the most absolute humane, non-tranquilizing manner. He frequently implements the non-tranquilizing factor in his televison show "Croc Files" (1999). To date, Steve can claim that he has never been bitten by a venomous snake, despite his bare-hand handling of some of the most deadliest snakes in the world. Steve has been married to fellow naturalist, Terri Irwin (Baines) since 1992. She joins him in his adventures and efforts in almost every episode of his show. They have one daughter Bindi Sue Irwin who was born July 24, 1998.
Poor kid. She has just lost her Dad and now the world will watch her every move. She is only eight years old and already sounds like a seasoned campaigner with adult speech patterns and characteristics. She will be burnt out in a few years time. Her mother should br ashamed. It looks like she sees her daughter as the next breadwinner in the family. I consider it to be a form of child abuse. Two hundred years ago her counterparts were sent up the chimneys to clean them !
what are terri and bindi irwin up to these days since steve irwin's stingray tragic incident?
Yes, Bindi now has a show on Animal Planet with her mom. I haven't seen it yet, but would like to. Can you believe it's already been a year since his death? I know it must have been a tough one for them.
Will Bindi Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter's daughter) become bigger than the Olsen twins?
I think so, and she deserves it. She is a gorgeous little girl who is wise and level headed. She is a great role model for young girls out there and I don't think she will ever be any different. People need to lay off her and her Mum, they had a horrible thing happen to them and they are dealing with it in their own way. Bindi has never been any different, and if she wants to be in the spotlight and carry on her daddy's work then she should go right ahead and do it, and Australia will get behind her every step of the way. Good on Bindi for being so brave!!!
dont u mean BINDI irwin????
ya i hate her too. i was sooo close to throwing up after watching not even thirty seconds of her tv show. i was gagging up a storm.
i HATE miley cyrus and her "BFF" Mandy. they r freakin ugly and worthless. they have no talent. mandy's just trying to get famous
o and spencer and heidi frm the hills. they r sooo annoying. i cant stand them
My kids love the Bindi show. I myself like her better than Steve!! He just seemed a little too coo coo for me. He incorporate Steve alot into her show. I think it is a good thing what she is doing. As for Steves dad leaving, maybe he needs to deal with it in a different way. I don't think by any means has Terri put a disgrace to Steves name at all. If anything she is keeping him alive!! I say Kudos to Terri and Bindi. Bindi might grow up and do something great for animals.
Do you think Bindi Irwin will follow in her dads footsteps?
I think she'll enjoy working at her dad's zoo, but it's up to her if she wants to pursue something further, like a TV series. I wouldn't put any pressure on her to do something like that, but on the other side, it is very dangerous work.
We miss u Steve Irwin!
I hate bindi irwin with a passion, she is a fake little girl who thinks the whole world loves her when in fact it hates her.
She already has her own doll for christs sake jeez shes only 10 she needs to get over herself
Do you think Bindi Irwin's music will make a comeback?
Oh, for sure. I think Bindi Irwin is the next big pop star. I hope more people appreciate and love it the way I do.
PS. Listening to 'Snake in the Grass' right now! It's on my jungle playlist on my iPod!
Does anyone else thing Bindi Erwin is being exploited?
Her name is Bindi IRWIN- with an "I" not an "E"!
And yes, I've been saying she's getting exploited since her father died- since then she has really been PUSHED into the public eye, I think when her father died so did her and her brothers chances at having proper childhoods. Her father let them be kids- I don't think her mother does!
Do you find Bindi Irwin is becoming more and more obnoxious?
When Steve died, I told my sister that my biggest fear would be Bindi turning into some sort of child star like the Olsen Twins. Dear god, we don't need that.
I know it's her trademark, but I want to steal and break her crimping irons!
I think Bindi Irwin has too many responsibilities for a young child,and her mother she cut her a break from show business.
I seen Bindi lip sync the other day on
Good Morning America,and she was awful.lol
It looks like her mother depends on her a little too much for money.
Absolutely makes me sick the way that child is paraded and constantly talking about her Dad!
I went to the zoo about 10 years ago and loved it - we returned recently and it was ridiculous - yes it's American styled but I have to say it was clean and the ammenities were very good - so the balance was there for me.
But Bindi on the TV freaks me and the kids out - it's over the top and seeing Steve as much as we do it's just WAY too much. He's never been allowed to die.
We can't miss him coz he's always on the TV...
If Bob has left I don't blame him! I wish they would let her be a little girl. Sure she's happy now, but when she's 15/18/21 WHATever she will not be so happy and grateful... and I wonder what will happen to Terri then... but then there's Bob Junior isn't there?
Anyone else catch little Bindi Irwin on the Today show this morning?
Sorry, didn't see it today. I have always been an animal lover. Remember back in the day, Mutual of Omaha- Wild Kingdom? The narrator was about 5 miles away in an armoured truck, while they sent the younger one out to milk the bull or whatever. For a reason I could never quite grasp, I did not like Steve. Every other one is fine but him. When he suddenly passed, Cindy seemed genuinely grieved. Almost, a zombie. Bindi just kept going.. I had a 1940's musical feeling where she winks to the bandleader, wipes the fake tear and says "The show must go on!" I think it was managers and agents at that time. Cindy seemed drugged.I haven't seen her lately so I don't know who is pulling the strings but I think in Australia they would say "Crikey, she's a chip off the old block, she is" or as we say in the States" Shoot! She's annoying"
Bindi was doing her own thing before Steve died.
If I recall, he was filming something for her show when he died!
She was always on Crocodile Hunter Dairies with her dad.
She is a little kid. She's having fun.
It's nice to see her smiling. She lost her dad and she is finding the courage to carry on his work and his beliefs. She knows what is right and she knows what needs changing in the world.
i didn't see the show but i adore the irwins and everything they do to try and save the animals a place in this world with humans.
hopefully the show will air in my area soon.
thanx for the update.
steve-0 was and still is the greatest and kindest man this world has ever known !
You pretty much answered your own question...
For the most part she's probably not a vegetarian because... she's 8. Most vegetarians I would gather were either raised as a vegetarian by their parents from day one OR they came into their own at some point as a young teen/young adult and realized they wanted to make a conscious decision about their health/lifestyle.
She wasnt raised as a vegetarian by her parents nor has she reached a point in her life yet where she realizes she doesn't necessarily *have* to eat what is placed in front of her at the dinner table.
Bindi is no different than any of the rest of us in that respect... Lots of people love animals and still eat them... Bindi isn't an exception just because she's a well-known celebrity.
Do you think BINDI IRWIN would tell the little Palestinian girl that "BUTTERFLY" was...?
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 dog), thus giving her the name "Bindi Sue"
Love the Irwins and sure miss Steve Irwin here at our house. Repeats just are not the same. They should just leave them to live their lives. I can really see Bindi and her little bro being as interesting and entertaining as their dad when they get older and doing many wonderful things for wildlife conservation. He was a great man and sadly missed even in the US. One show I always knew was great, safe, and educational for my children. God bless the Irwin family.
Absolutely not!. Wildlife is Bindi's life. She was born into it. Bindi is a smart, articulate child who loves what she is doing and the doubters are completely clueless of the Irwin's way of life. Bindi's new wildlife conservation show as she is appropriately nicknamed "Bindi the Jungle Girl" will carry on her dad's legacy for many years to come. Closing in on the ripe old age of 9, Bindi Irwin has just begun.
What are the updates on Bindi Irwin and her series?
Despite Steve's untimely death, Bindi and her mom Terri, with the support of their family, friends and staff at Australia Zoo, decided to carry on Steve's legacy and finish filming the series. Discovery Kids Channel is proud to announce that BINDI: THE JUNGLE GIRL premieres Saturday, June 9, at 5 PM ET/PT as a weekly series.
In addition, the night before Bindi's new series premieres on Discovery Kids Channel, Animal Planet presents MY DADDY THE CROC HUNTER, in which Bindi, with her mom's help, hosts her very first special and shares her personal look at growing up with her famous dad, The Crocodile Hunter. Bindi shows clips from her early childhood and goes behind the scenes of some of Steve's most exciting TV shows and movies.
So it WILL be on.... you just have to wait a litle bit longer.
Isn't she a fantastic kid ?? I met her at the Australia Zoo, and she's simply amazing, and sooo sweet !
Steve would be proud ! :o)
Of course she’s already really doing it. She even has her own TV show Bindi the jungle girl. In interviews she has been very vocal about continuing to help animals, preserve land for them and teach people about them just like Steve. Bindi’s been helping take care of the zoo animals since she was like 2 years old, one of her first charges was an old Tortoise that was over 200 and passed in June 2006.
She is so bright, outgoing, and animated and just really shines on screen she defiantly has Steve’s touch and I don’t think she will put that to waste. Steve said before he died that Bindi would go on to be a bigger star then him and I think he is absolutely right.
she's being called the Crocodile Princess.
I just love Bindi Irwin...what a little trooper!
I truely think that little girl is an old soul and Im glad that Im not the only one...
She is doing remarkably well for a little girl who has just lost her hero...
I saw the Australian Story piece they did with Terri and the kids and it was just beautiful to see that little girl with that same spark in her eye that she had before her dad passed away...
I still cry every time I hear "True Blue" or "Home Among The Gum Trees", but my daughter is insisting on learning Australian folk songs and "Steve's songs"...she's two!
Well done to everyone associated with Steve and Australia Zoo, the production teams and especially John Stantion and Terri Irwin...you keep that little girl doing what ever it is that she wants to do...I have a feeling that we will be hearing of Bindi Irwin for years to come!
I think they are a lovely family. I thought Steve was great and miss him being around on tv. I think its great that Bindi wants to be just like her dad. I just think that its in her and no matter what she will be just like her dad. Good luck to them and I look forward to more animal conservation work from the Irwin family. Great that we have them someones got to do it.
I defiantely agree. i am australian and i saw the 60minutes preview of bob irwin calling himself " mr indipendent"
I think the young irwins are getting a little carried away with fame. I also hate bindi she thinks shes so great i mean com on shes 10 and she also has a bindi doll coming out.
Yeah so she was cute at first but now shes lame she has to get over herself fast
cheers and up urs bindi
Bindi Sue Irwin (born 24 July 1998 in Nambour, Queensland, Australia) is the daughter of Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin. Bindi is a child celebrity, who has tried her hand at acting, singing, dancing, and rapping. She espouses the same conservationist philosophy as her parents.
Her first name comes from the name of her father's favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo, and her middle name is from the family's dog Sui, Sue; in addition, Bindi is an Australian Aboriginal word that means little girl according to her father.
Irwin began appearing on television shows as early as age two. She 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.
Irwin was the presenter of a 26-part wildlife documentary kids show called Bindi the Jungle Girl, a production of the Discovery Kids television network. Her father was filmed in many of the early shows before his death in 2006, when production was temporarily put on hold. The series premiered in June 2007 on Discovery Kids.
She hosted a special about her father called My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter. She also starred in a child fitness DVD in which she sang and danced with a group called Bindi Kidfitness. She made a hip-hop album called Trouble In The Jungle. Bindi and The Crocmen sang "Trouble In The Jungle" on The Today Show in November 2007. Bindi is currently learning how to play the piano.
In September 2006, at age 8, Bindi Irwin appeared on the cover of the Australian magazine New Idea, the youngest person to have done so in the magazine's 104-year history.
In early January 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 "tourism ambassador" for Australia.
Irwin appeared on Larry King Live on 11 January 2007. She said that creative writing was her favourite subject and math is her least favourite. She also said that she enjoys being homeschooled because she and her teachers were such good friends.
At the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards, Irwin presented the award for "Favorite Male Singer", with help from George Lopez and Tyler James Williams, which was won by Justin Timberlake. She also presented at the TV Week Logies Awards 2007, with help from Glenn Robbins for 'Most Outstanding Children's Show' which was won by The Upside Down Show.
On 22 November 2007, Bindi appeared with her mother Terri in the 81st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and performed songs from her album Trouble in the Jungle with The Crocmen on their jungle animal float.
In 2008 Irwin won a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. At age nine, she became the youngest performer ever to win a Daytime Emmy, beating the previous record held by Camryn Grimes, who won a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series at age ten for The Young and the Restless.
On 26th December 2009 Bindi appeared live on stage at Australia Zoo with new backup singers / dancers The Jungle Girls.
Bindi commits 10% of her wage to Wildlife Warriors, the charity founded by her family in 2002.
She will star as Kirra in Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate's Cove which is due to be released in 2010.
Bindi's father, Steve Irwin, was killed by a stingray on 4 September 2006 while 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.
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