Bindi Irwin forwards a sweet video featuring her late father, Steve Irwin, to mark World Elephant Day. August 12 is the day set aside to celebrate all elephants, and without fail, the zookeeper was at the forefront of this iconic festivity.
To celebrate the event, the 25-year-old, whose career has drawn much inspiration from her late father, shared a short Docu series describing one of the “icon species” at the Austrian Zoo— and showing a peek of the wildlife conservationist and popular TV presenter, who died on September 4, 2006.
Bindi Irwin’s Late Father Features In Her World Elephant Day Tribute
In the video the conservationist used to mark this year’s World Elephant Day, she and her brother Robert Irwin spoke fondly of the “Sumatran elephants” at their zoo. Robert mentioned that the animals live a fantastic life at their zoo, “doing what elephants love like tearing down trees, roaming wide open, paddocks, and enjoying their favorite treats.”
They pointed out that “elephants ate 150 kilos(330 lbs)” worth of food per day. Bindi then further explained, saying, “Sumatran elephants are a critically endangered species with estimated numbers of just over 2000 individuals left in their natural habitat.”
“Our extraordinary team works tirelessly to give them the very best life and help us to continue to spread awareness for this iconic species,” she added. Before the clip ended, it trailed down memory lane, showing the late “Crocodile Hunter” and little Bindi when the gigantic animals first arrived at the zoo.
“Biggest and best arrival of any animal we’ve ever had at Australia Zoo,” he said while Bindi blurted out, “I love my elephants.” In the accompanying caption, the “in Crikey! Its the Irwins” star wrote:
“Wishing you the very best #WorldElephantDay. This icon animal needs our respect and protection. Please remember to say ‘NO’ to wildlife products 🐘.”
Below the post, fans began to applaud the message and the moment with her father. One person wrote, “Great cause and loved the bonus clip of you and your dad at the end. Keeping up his good work.”
A second commented, “🙌🙌 you and your dad! The best.” And a third fan replied, “Love seein’ Steve at the end – – – MISS HIM ❤️.” “I know the Irwins are Aussie national treasures first and foremost, but I can’t think of a family that is more beloved globally than the Irwins,” a fourth fan penned.
The “Dancing With the Stars” contestant also paid tribute to her dad at last year’s celebration. She uploaded a throwback photo of him sitting cross-legged on some bare land with a herd of elephants — both adult and babies — in front of him while he stared at the cloudy sky.
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As noted by The Blast, the image was captured when Steve traveled to Africa to film “The Crocodile Hunter” in the early 2000s. The loving daughter’s touching message read:
“To be in the presence of these giant angels is to know you’ve experienced magic. This #WorldElephantDay and every day we must think about our impacts on the planet and how they ripple out towards our fellow species. Their future depends on us.”
Bindi Honored Her Parents’ Eternal Love With A Heartfelt Tribute
Apart from August, June is another month that means the world to the “My Babysitter’s A Vampire” star because it’s the month her parents, Steve and Terri, walked down the aisle. For their 31st wedding anniversary this year, Bindi dropped a throwback snap of the couple posing on the beach.
Her father, beaming, stood with one arm around his wife and rested the other arm on the open passenger door of his famous white Land Cruiser. He crossed one leg around the other as the wind blew Terri’s hair. The TV personality encircled the post with a short but rendering remark. She wrote:
“A love like this is eternal. Happy Anniversary to my extraordinary parents. ❤️.”
Hundreds of fans flooded the comments. One stated, “They have always been my favorite,” while another penned, “Their love story is inspiring and beautiful.” A third person affirmed, “Definitely soulmates! They were meant for one another. Happy Anniversary!! 💜.”