Do you remember daring conservationist Steve Irwin, well known for his show “The Crocodile Hunter”? His daughter Bindi Irwin is all grown up. She recently celebrated her 18th birthday by first paying tribute to her father who was killed by a stingray barb 10 years ago.
While filming for an ocean documentary in 2006, the 44-year-old conservationist was stung in the chest by a stingray barb, which killed him.
Bindi shared a baby photograph on Instagram of herself with her late father and mother Terri, thanking her loved ones for her “unforgettable journey” so far.
“Hello lovelies. Well, today marks 18 years of life for me, here in Australia and I really don’t know where to begin in thanking so many people for an unforgettable journey so far. So, I think that I’ll start here, with this photograph,” Bindi captioned the image.
“This photograph was taken within the first year of my life. To be perfectly honest, life has changed in a million ways since this photograph was taken. Along the way we gained another incredible part of our family, my brother Robert,” she continued.
“Our conservation work with Wildlife Warriors took off around the world. Our home, Australia Zoo continued to expand and has become the greatest zoological facility on planet Earth,” she wrote.
“However, since this photo was taken, 18 years ago, one life ingredient has remained, unchanged, unbreakable. That is the unconditional love that is shared between my beautiful little family and the loyalty we have to each other and everyone else who has taken this journey with us. I don’t think that when this photo was taken, even my beautiful parents could have known what life would evolve. I know that I am endlessly grateful for the love and light I have been given since Day 1 of my life, ” concluded Bindi.