Bindi Irwin will make sure her baby gets to know her Crocodile Hunter granddad even though he’s been dead almost 15 years

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Bindi Irwin is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with husband Chandler Powell. (Photo: Instagram/ @bindisueirwin)
Bindi Irwin is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with husband Chandler Powell. (Photo: Instagram/ @bindisueirwin)

There is a special way Bindi Irwin will introduce her daughter to her late grandfather.

The 22-year-old TV personality is expecting her first child with her husband, Chandler Powell (24), and although it’s been almost 15 years since her dad Steve’s death, Bindi is determined to keep his memory alive.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Bindi says she will have her daughter watch her grandfather’s iconic documentaries.

With the birth just around the corner, she reflected on the doting grandad Steve would no doubt have been.

“I don’t think we would’ve ever seen our daughter,” she says. “He would’ve just whisked her away into the zoo and it would’ve been perfect.

“But it’s so nice that we’ll be able to introduce her to her grandfather through all of the documentaries. It’s really special.”

Steve’s widow, Terri, adds that her husband would have been over the moon to welcome his granddaughter.

“I will say one thing for sure is you would never have to wonder what he would’ve worn during any of the milestones,” Terri quips.

“He would’ve worn khaki to the wedding, khaki to everything.”

Steve achieved worldwide success with his television series The Crocodile Hunter, which became his nickname.

He died in September 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his chest while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Robert, Steve and Terri’s son, says his dad would have been “insanely excited” to welcome a “wildlife warrior” to the family, writes.

“I think it’s really special that as a family we get to remember him, honour him in absolutely everything that we do,” the 17-year-old says.

“And make sure that that legacy never ever dies no matter what.”

Bindi jokes she has turned to the animal kingdom for birth inspiration and to calm her fears: “I’ve watched so many giraffes give birth and mother giraffes actually give birth standing up and the poor little calf has to drop so far to the ground.

“And, you know, it’s a little bit terrifying when you watch that. So I figure as long as it’s easier than a giraffe birth, I’ll be fine.”


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