- Bindi Irwin told INSIDER that the best lesson she learned from her dad, Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter, was about spreading joy and positivity.
- She continues to spread his message of wildlife conservation and optimism.
- She also keeps the message of positivity on her social media.
Bindi Irwin uses enthusiasm and positivity to change the world, a lesson she says she learned from her late father, conservationist and TV personality Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter.
“There are so many things going on in the world, but if we’re able to educate everybody in a positive way and hold onto the light in everyday life, that’s how we’ll be able to make a difference,” Bindi told INSIDER. “[My dad] always said there’s so much hope in the world, and we can achieve so much if we just believe in ourselves…Dad was always incredible at always being uplifting and carrying everybody on the journey.”
The 20-year-old has continued to follow in her father’s footsteps and is a dedicated conservationist, living and working at Australia Zoo with her mother, Terri, and brother, Robert. The Irwin family’s conservation efforts and daily life at the Australia Zoo will be documented on Animal Planet’s new series “Crikey! It’s the Irwins.”
Bindi, who was eight when her father died, described her dad as a “living hurricane” and said every bit of enthusiasm and optimism he showed on camera was real.
“I love the fact that dad just enjoyed every single second of life,” she said. “He was the one who always told me to stand up for what I believe in, and he really taught me to be courageous. I hope he’d be proud of everything we’ve achieved.”
The young conservationist carries that message of positivity to her social media pages where her followers can find uplifting quotes, throwback photos of her father, and images documenting the lives of animals in the zoo.
“I think with my social media, I really wanted to create a space where people could find happiness and just let go of all the other crazy things happening in the world,” she said. “I hope that if someone reads one of my posts and they find a little happiness or a little inspiration to continue on with their day, then I’ve done my job…I think that we should all just embrace the positive and remember to use social media as a power for good.”
“Crikey! It’s the Irwins” will premiere Sunday, October 28 on Animal Planet.
‘Crikey! It’s The Irwins!’
I am so happy to announce that our brand new Animal Planet series will be airing on October 28th. ???????? We can’t wait to share our story with you as we continue Dad’s important work. This feels like a beautiful new life chapter. I hope to see you there. pic.twitter.com/je5VqCe4aG
— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) September 11, 2018
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