Steve Irwin's legacy still lives on as his daughter, Bindi Irwin, shares a tweet honoring her father on what would have been his 58th birthday.
Steve Irwin, who is lovingly remembered by all of us as the one and only "Crocodile Hunter," would have been 58 years old this Saturday. Bindi Irwin, Steve Irwin's daughter, who is also an animal activist, shared a heartwarming picture of her and her late father and she wrote an emotional post. She wrote, "Dad, Today is your birthday. I had an extra-strong cup of tea just how you liked it. I hugged Mum for you and told her how much we love her. Robert and I went on a hike through the mountains you cherished. I watched one of your documentaries with Chandler and shared stories about you. I walked through your office in the zoo and smiled at our old family photographs.”
The post continued, "Today and every day I miss you and love you beyond description. You’re always with me. ❤️” Steve's wife, Terri Irwin, also posted her own tribute to her late husband. Taking to Twitter, she posted a collage of four photographs and wrote, "Today would've been Steve's 58th birthday. While my heart aches missing him every day, I'm determined to celebrate what he loved the most. He was happiest spending time [at the] Australia Zoo w/ Bind Irwin & Robert Irwin. He was my best friend, best dad, & built the best Zoo. I love you."
Today would’ve been Steve’s 58th birthday. While my heart aches missing him every day, I’m determined to celebrate what he loved the most. He was happiest spending time @AustraliaZoo w/ @BindiIrwin & @RobertIrwin. He was my best friend, best dad, & built the best Zoo. I love you. pic.twitter.com/IWsoWuJqxY— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) February 22, 2020
Their youngest child, Robert Irwin was just 3 years old when Steve Irwin passed away. On his father's birthday, Robert posted his own tribute on Instagram with a black-and-white throwback photo of the family and captioned the picture writing, "Family always❤️." As we reported earlier, Bindi Irwin got engaged to her fiancé Chandler Powell on her 21st birthday. Powell also paid tribute to Steve on Saturday.
On an Instagram post, Powell wrote, "Thank you for inspiring me and the whole world to love all wildlife. You would be so proud of Bindi, Terri, and Robert carrying on the amazing work you started. We will all make sure your message lives on for generations❤️🐊.” Steve Irwin was working on the documentary series, Ocean’s Deadliest, when he was stung by a stingray off the coast of northern Australia. He tragically passed away on September 4, 2006, at just 44 years old.
Steve had worked hard his entire life and found worldwide fame as a conservationist. His passion for wildlife and conservation started right from his childhood when he used to help his parents at the roadside wildlife park in Queensland. When Terri and Steve got married, instead of going to a honeymoon, he and Terri went to Australia to save a crocodile that was being hunted by a poacher.
Every year on November 15, the Irwin family celebrates the legacy of what is known as Steve Irwin's Day, which is an annual international event honoring the life and legacy of the one and only "Crocodile Hunter." In a conversation with PEOPLE, Bindi said, "Dad was my hero and the greatest Wildlife Warrior. It’s a blessing to continue his work with my amazing family. We hope to make him proud every day. We are celebrating with lots of khaki and animals! Khaki’s not just a color, it’s an attitude!” The entire Irwin family continues to run Australia Zoo together and they recently helped animals heal from the devastating bushfires that ravaged the country.