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Bindi Irwin posts touching tribute to her late dad on Steve Irwin Day

Rachel Lang

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Bindi Irwin posts touching tribute to her late dad on Steve Irwin Day

Bindi Irwin has posted a touching tribute to her late dad, Steve Irwin, 16 years after his death.

November 15 is Steve Irwin Day; the day we all remember the Crocodile Hunter who died in 2006 when a stingray's barb pierced his heart while filming near Port Douglas.

Irwin's death was a huge shock that sent ripples around the globe.

He was a TV legend Down Under and around the world, famous for his zero-cares given approach to wildlife conservation.

But those he left behind were his family, including daughter Bindi, who was only eight when her father was killed.

Bindi, 24, shared footage of her famous Dad explaining how important wildlife conservation is to him.

"Conservation is my whole life, my whole persona. What I want to be remembered for," Steve said in the old video.

And boy, is he remembered for it.

His daughter captioned the footage on Instagram to remind her followers that November 15 is Steve Irwin Day.

"Wear your best khaki and celebrate the greatest wildlife warrior the world's ever known," she wrote.

Steve was only 44-years-old when he died and left behind a young family.

But, despite Terri suddenly becoming a single mum with two young kids, the Irwins soldiered on in the name of their late husband and dad.

The family continued his work at Queensland's Australia Zoo and have welcomed two new faces to the family since Steve's death: the son-in-law Steve would never meet, Chandler Powell, and his granddaughter Grace Warrior.

The day before Steve Irwin Day also just so happens to be Powell's birthday.

"Our family. My world. November 14 is one of my favourite days of the year, celebrating my incredible husband's birthday," Bindi said on Instagram alongside a collection of adorable, never-before-seen family snaps.

"Chandler, you are the strongest, kindest and most selfless man I have ever known.

"I wish I could find a way to express how much you mean to me."

She added: "I love you in every way, for all of my days. For me and Grace, our sun doesn't just rise and set with you, you ARE our sunshine. Happy birthday to the very best."

In another social media video, Grace can be seen pointing to 'Grandpa Crocodile' as she and her mum toddle around the zoo.

So here's to Steve's family on this special day of remembrance.

We reckon Steve would be pretty chuffed if he knew how much of an impact he still has on the world and its wildlife.

Featured Image Credit: Bindi Irwin/Instagram.

Topics: Bindi Irwin, Australia, News, Steve Irwin

Rachel Lang
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