Bindi Irwin Involves Daughter’s Precious Nickname for Grandfather


Bindi IrwinKeep it going Steve Irwin’s legacy alive at the Australia Zoo. She’s also raising his granddaughter, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Grace is over one year old, and she’s got a pretty darn cute nickname for Steve.

The Australia Zoo and Steve Irwin

Lyn and Bob Irwin founded the Australia Zoo in 1970. It has been passed down through the generations of the Irwin families ever since. Steve and Terri Irwin took over in the 1990s, and Steve’s success on television brought the zoo new levels of popularity and publicity. Alongside her brother Robert, Steve and Terri’s daughter Bindi grew up at the Australia Zoo. She was even named after Steve’s favorite female crocodile there.

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The tragic ending of this tale is already known. In 2006, Steve was bitten by a stingray. Over 300 million people worldwide viewed his public memorial, where Bindi, six years old at the time, delivered a moving speech. She’s followed in his footsteps every step of the way and continues to be an ambassador for his mission and the Australia Zoo.

Grace is a Grandfather to a Different Name

To improve Tasmanian devil habitat, the Australia Zoo is currently being built. You can view some cute photos of the zoo’s Tasmanian devils on its official website. Another cute thing? Bindi took Grace for a walk, where she saw the man on the other side. “Crikey, we’re under construction” signs.

Grace’s video is absolutely adorable. Bindi writes, “Grace’s favourite part? Visiting Grandpa Crocodile. All the love.” That’s right: Grace calls her grandfather “Grandpa Crocodile.”It is hard to believe that Steve would have loved this. Chandler Powell, her dad, is right to point out: “Her little wave gets me every time.”

The comments are full of love and support messages. One user summarizes what makes this little moment so important: “Oh my goodness Bindi this is beyond special! Grace Warrior’s connection and love for your dad is so evident! This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. My heart is so full from this pure and loving moment. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.” It’s lovely to know that Steve is making an impact on his granddaughter’s life even from beyond the grave.

There are many cute photos

Bindi and Powell frequently post photos of their daughter on Instagram. In a recent birthday post, we learned Grace’s nickname for Terri is “Bunny.”

It seems Steve isn’t the only one with a sweet nickname. Steve’s impact extends well beyond the walls of the Australia Zoo, and Bindi ensures his mission (both as an activist and a grandfather) will live on for another generation. 

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