15 November points the annual event Steve Irwin Day, honoring the life and career of the favorite Crocodile Hunter star. This year, in a different manner, the Irwin family celebrated the day, reliving Steve with Tons of animals and khaki!
Steve’s daughter Bindi, 21, said, “Dad was my hero and the greatest Wildlife Warrior. It’s a blessing to continue his work with my amazing family. We hope to make him proud every day. We are celebrating with lots of khaki and animals! Khaki’s not just a color, it’s an attitude!” At age of 9, Bindi Sue Irwin hosted ‘Bindi the Jungle Girl’, a children’s wildlife documentary TV series, produced by Discovery Kids.
Robert,15, talking about his father’s work said, “Steve Irwin Day is one of the most special days of the year for our family. Dad was the ultimate Wildlife Warrior and so ahead of his time — discussing climate change, habitat destruction, and so many other environmental issues before they were as widely discussed as they are now. He changed the world and so many lives across the globe. For my family and me, we miss him every day but are proud to keep his mission alive. It’s wonderful to see so many people showing their support for his legacy.”
In the 2019 Time Next 100 list, Bindi and Robert are recognized as the rising stars and up-comers who mold their industries and the future. After Robert’s death, his family has been enthusiastic to carry out his quest for the environment.
Irwin died in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on 4 September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. The legendary wildlife specialist was working on the ‘Ocean’s Deadliest’ documentary series when a stingray attacked him while he was in chest-deep water. Irwin was a committed conservationist who believed in encouraging environmentalism by expressing his enthusiasm for the natural world.
Irwin gained worldwide fame from the television series “The Crocodile Hunter”, a nature documentary series he co-hosted with his wife Terri.