‘His legacy will never die’: Irwins mark Steve’s birthday with family video

Feb 22, 2021
Robert, Terri, Bindi and Chandler all appear in the video. Source: Instagram/ Bindi Irwin

To mark what would have been the late Steve Irwin’s 59th birthday, daughter Bindi Irwin, 22, shared a family video message to her social media accounts on Monday morning.

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Bindi revealed the Irwins have relaunched their Australia Zoo YouTube channel, promising even more footage of the late Crocodile Hunter, in a move that’s sure to take Steve Irwin fans down memory lane.

“Exciting news! Be part of our family like never before with new videos every week. Plus, Croc Hunter adventures and conservation missions with the Wildlife Warriors team on the frontline,” she captioned the video post.


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In the clip, which features Bindi, husband Chandler, mother Terri and brother Robert, the family members reveal that fans will see exclusive content of the Irwins, with behind-the-scenes adventures, home movies and Crocodile Hunter footage.

Australia Zoo fans were quick to comment on the news, with one person writing on Twitter, “I’m already there! Love you guys!” Another person stated, “I’ve been binge-watching your show all day. I can never get enough of your family!” And a third added,  “I love how genuine @RobertIrwin always seems! Love this family!”

The family news comes after a video about Robert recently went viral on video sharing app TikTok, highlighting the popularity of the 17-year-old conservationist. Currently, the humorous video has had more than 1 million views, more than 300,000 likes and nearly three thousand comments, most of which are professing their love for the budding photographer.

Speaking of his late father recently, Robert said, “I think it’s really special that as a family we get to remember him, honour him in absolutely everything that we do. And make sure that his legacy never, ever dies – no matter what.

“And now, with a new little wildlife warrior taking on the charge, he would just be insanely excited. I can’t even imagine,” he added, referring to Bindi’s impending baby girl, due in late March/early April.

Speaking to ETOnline in early February, Bindi said that Steve “would’ve been a good grandpa. I don’t think we would’ve ever seen our daughter. He would’ve just whisked her away into the zoo and it would’ve been perfect. But it is so nice that we’ll be able to introduce her to her grandfather through all of the documentaries. It’s really special.”

Steve passed away on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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