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Bindi Irwin Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Dad, Steve Irwin, On His Birthday

"Always in our hearts."
Bindi Irwin with her father, Steve, in 2004.
Bindi Irwin with her father, Steve, in 2004.

She’ll always be daddy’s girl.

On Feb. 22, the late Steve Irwin would have turned 55. Bindi, his daughter, celebrated the occasion by posting a picture on Instagram of her dad doing what he loved most — being around animals.

Always in our hearts.

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“Always in our hearts,” wrote the 18-year-old in her Instagram post.

Steve Irwin, a wildlife expert known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” died at the age of 44 in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart.

Bindi’s above caption isn’t an understatement. Both Bindi and her 13-year-old brother, Robert, have followed in their father’s footsteps.

Bindi and Robert with Steve in 2005.
Bindi and Robert with Steve in 2005.

Both siblings work at the Australia Zoo, which their father turned from the two-acre Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park into a major tourism destination that their mother, Terri, currently runs.

In 2014, Bindi won the Young Conservationist of the Year award from the Australian Geographic Society. In 2015 she took home the mirror ball trophy on Season 21 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” after performing a moving dance in her father’s memory.

Robert was recently on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon with a few animal friends from the Australia Zoo in tow. Robert’s resemblance to Steve and his father’s spirit is absolutely wild.

Robert on “The Tonight Show.”
Robert on “The Tonight Show.”

R.I.P., Steve. You’ll always be missed.

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