In 2006, Steve passed away tragically and suddenly after getting attacked by a deadly stingray while he was scuba diving in Australia’s Batt Reef. The entire world mourned his shocking death. In his memory, he left behind his wife and two young kids, a daughter named Bindi and a son named Robert. Today, his family has been living his legacy, and continue to run and operate the Australian Zoo and dedicate their lives to conserving wildlife.
His oldest child, his daughter Bindi, is now a young adult herself. The 19-year-old has been following in her daddy’s footsteps. As a kid, when her father was still alive, she had her very own wildlife documentary on the Discovery Kids network called Bindi the Jungle Girl. After his death, she continued to live in his legacy, writing her very own book series for children that educated kids about protecting wildlife titled, Bindi Wildlife Adventures.
Today, she is still just as active in preserving animal life as ever before. She is a dedicated conservationist and a wildlife philanthropy advocate. She, like her dad, loves all animals – even the most terrifying and most feared. She spends the majority of her time at the Australian Zoo, which she also calls home, where she gets to spend time taking care of the zoo’s animals, and educating visitors on wildlife.
The young Irwin also rose to fame after winning first place in the ABC dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars during the 21st season. Since then, she has collected quite the large fanbase on her Instagram account, where she frequently shares photos of her hanging out with some of her friends at the zoo such as tigers, tarantulas, snakes, and of course – crocs. Like her dad, there isn’t an animal that Bindi doesn’t love. Just as fearless, adventurous, passionate, and caring, Bindi is proving that she is definitely her father’s daughter.