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