Bindi

The Crocodile Hunter’s daugh­ter, Bindi Ir­win, joins mom Terri and brother Robert for An­i­mal Planet’s Crikey! It’s the Ir­wins.

Closer Weekly - - Contents - — Ron Kelly, with re­port­ing by Lexi Cic­cone

You can’t keep Terri, Bindi and Robert Ir­win Down Un­der for long! The fam­ily of Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Ir­win is back on TV start­ing a “new chap­ter of our lives,” Robert, 14, tells Closer of their An­i­mal Planet se­ries Crikey! It’s the Ir­wins. The show, which cap­tures the Ir­wins’ wild life at the Aus­tralia Zoo, marks the first time all three have teamed up for a se­ries since Steve’s tragic 2006 death at the age of 44 from a freak stingray at­tack.

“I have the best fam­ily on the planet,” beams Bindi, 20, who cares for more than 1,200 an­i­mals with her mom and brother. “Robert is truly a sci­en­tist and I’m con­stantly learn­ing from him. And Mom, she’s Won­der Woman, run­ning the zoo but al­ways be­ing there for me and Robert.”

MAN ON A MIS­SION

In the 12 years since her hus­band’s death, Terri is still in­spired by the love of her life. "Crikey! He was go­ing 90 miles per hour al­ways, rar­ley sleep­ing past 2 a.m.," Terri, 54, says. "He'd do a full day's work be­fore I evev (started), and he wsa just as pas­sion­ate as what you saw on tele­vi­sion." that made him hap­pier than shar­ing wildlife and ad­ven­tures with Bindi and Robert.”

The lessons he taught them are at the heart of their new se­ries. “He al­ways said to treat an­i­mals the way you’d want to be treated,” Robert re­calls. “That’s al­ways stayed with us. Of course, that’s ap­pli­ca­ble to peo­ple as well. If you treat ev­ery liv­ing thing around you with love and re­spect, then that will al­ways be re­cip­ro­cated. I think that’s a re­ally im­por­tant mes­sage, es­pe­cially in this day and age.”

“Dad al­ways en­cour­aged us to do what we love.” — Bindi

Steve posed with Robert, Bindi and an al­li­ga­tor namedRuss in 2005.

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