Steve Irwin’s daughter shares an emotional video of her late father

2018-02-06 11:25

Cape Town - Almost 12 years after his tragic passing, Steve  Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, has shared an emotional video of her late “superhero” dad.

The 19-year-old, who’s taken over the conservation baton from her father, shared a heartbreaking clip on Twitter of her dad getting teary-eyed while talking about his kids and his legacy.

"When my children can take the football that I call wildlife conservation and run it up, when they're ready to run up our mission I will gladly step aside," Steve says in the video.

"And I guarantee you it will be the proudest moment of my life. My job will be done then, and only then will I know that I have achieved my ultimate goal: To be able to stand aside and let them run up my mission."

Bindi, who revealed it was her first time seeing the footage, was clearly emotional after hearing her enthusiastic dad’s touching words.

“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to describe the amount of emotion in my heart once the video ended,” she wrote.

“My dad. My superhero. I promise to do my best to make you proud and ensure your legacy lives on forever.”

Watch the video here:


Steve, who was also known as “The Crocodile Hunter”, was killed in 2006 when he was pierced in the heart by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary, reports Marie Claire.

But Bindi, her mom, Terri, and brother, Robert, have kept his labour of love alive by recently joining Animal Planet to create animal conservation television projects.


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