Skip to comments.Croc Hunter's daughter launches TV show
Posted on 05/25/2007 8:26:20 AM PDT by mom4kittys
BEERWAH, Australia - Bindi Irwin wants her new TV show to continue the educational and conservation work of her father, the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.
"I'm proud to be showing kids that conservation and helping wildlife is a stack of fun," the 8-year-old Bindi said Friday at the Australian launch of "Bindi: The Jungle Girl."
"It's just the most amazing thing that we could ever do," she said.
Producers say the show will feature Steve Irwin in scenes shot before he was killed by a stingray last fall while filming one of his popular television documentaries.
Irwin's widow, Terri, said her husband would have been very proud of his daughter's debut. The series will air on the Discovery Kids Channel in the United States and the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
"I think he would have said, `Crikey mate, I couldn't wait for Bindi to take over,'" Terri Irwin said.
Bindi was being groomed as Irwin's successor in his TV and conservation business, which includes a family run animal park at Beerwah in Queensland state.
"Bindi's been filming with us since she first hatched," Terri Irwin said. "It was a natural progression to be doing her own shows, and Steve was involved with the first seven episodes."
"He really enjoyed watching Bindi doing and showcasing the wildlife that he worked with for so many years," she said. "It gave him great pleasure."
"Bindi: The Jungle Girl" premieres June 9 on the Discovery Kids Channel.
Bindi will also host "My Daddy the Croc Hunter," a one-hour special to air June 8 on the Animal Planet.
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Best of luck to her. But please, keep her safe.
Thanks for the ping. I sure wish her the best.
cute as a button and well spoken. I hope she isn’t exploited.
You go, Bindi! :-)
God bless you in your efforts to carry on your daddy’s work.
And isn’t she looking more and more like him every day! :-)
So has their infant son Robert.
This was already set up to happen before he died. They seem to just have a “life goes on” attitude.
I think this is a very positive way to channel their grief and to continue with Steve’s work.
I wish them the best. Can’t wait to see it.
I do too. I know some people don’t understand it, but this is a logical and natural grieving process for them.
As Steve would say “What a little beauty!”
I wish her all the luck in the world.
Yes,I know....everyone will be asking me how I can be so callous.But I can take it.
This is what Bindi wants to do—it’s her choice and she can quit anytime she wants to.
I remember my love for animals at that age and the faraway dreams (which got sidetracked) of someday becoming a veterinarian. Bindi has the rare opportunities to do some amazing things and seems very excited about it. She should be allowed (but not pressured) to go as far as she would like. She just radiates enthusiasm whenever I’ve seen her.
She's eight years old.Responsible parents don't allow kids to do anything they want.I'm of the opinion that this type of thing is probably not the best thing for her at such a young age.Yes,tell her that when she gets a little older maybe she can do it...but not now.
I'm sure that he left his wife and kids in good,perhaps even excellent,financial shape so I say give the kid as normal a childhood as possible under the circumstances.
She revealed, "I met with a psychologist and that's been a tremendous help for me. I asked him if everything was OK, because Bindi has been so happy. And he said, 'Why? Are you worried? That's what you are shooting for. That's what you want - a well-adjusted child who can handle a tragedy and see that life goes on.'
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