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Bindi Sue Irwin

Updated on April 16, 2013

Introducing Bindi Sue Irwin

Bindi Sue Irwin was born 24th July 1998 in Nambour, Queensland in Australia. She 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", and Terri yelled out "Sue",  thus giving her the name "Bindi Sue".

Bindi comes from the name of his favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo; in addition, Bindi is an Australian Aboriginal word that means little girl, and Sue was the name of Steve Irwin's famous dog who appeared in most of his tv work.

Bindi is the presenter of a 26-part wildlife documentary called Bindi the Jungle Girl, a production of the Discovery Kids television network. Production of the show had been put on hold for a year. The series premiered in June of 2007 on Discovery Kids. She also hosted a special about her father called My Daddy the Croc Hunter

Additionally, 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. She began appearing on television shows as a public figure as early as age two.

In 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.

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 official "tourism ambassador" for Australia.

Bindi appeared on Larry King Live on January 11, 2007. She said that creative writing was her favourite subject and maths is her least favourite subject. She also said that she enjoys being homeschooled because she and her teachers were such good friends.

2007 Kids Choice awards

At the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards, Bindi presented the award for 'Favorite Male Singer' 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 Upsidedown Show.

Bindi's Dad

Bindi's father Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray on September 4, 2006 whilst 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.

Bindi's Family

This lovely Family Photo includes her younger Brother Bob.

The Wiggles' Wiggly Safari!
The Wiggles' Wiggly Safari!

Ages 1-8, 16 swinging songs, 55 wild minutes, special guest Steve Irwin The Crocodile Hunter

 

Bindi calls for Wildlife Conservation and Motivates the world!!

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 to live.

He 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.

I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.

I 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 it's our turn to help Daddy."

Bindi's 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 percent of the votes from the poll.

Terri Irwin stated that, apart from some assistance with typing, Bindi had written the speech herself

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Bindi at work

Bindi with the Wiggles.

Bindi Links

Links to Australia Zoo site!

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    • LisaDH profile image

      LisaDH 8 years ago

      She's got her dad's energy and enthusiasm. I think it will take her far. 5*

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      kimmckay 9 years ago

      This is a super lens, and a special tribute to a special girl.

      dont miss the Australia Zoo if ever you are on the Sunny Coast in Queensland. Have a look at my lens on campervan travel on the Sunshine Coast for more information.

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      Gatsby LM 9 years ago

      5* No questions here. Dog Whisper With Rena

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      DogWhisperWoman1 9 years ago

      5* That family has been through a lot. Steve and Lynn are both gone. Bindi and Robert need their Mother and the support of Wes and the others more than ever. Best Dog For Child

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      GoodInfo LM 9 years ago

      Beautiful, five star lens. This is not just a courageous and insightful little girl, but a true national and international treasure. Thank you for making this lens about her.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

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