The Crocodile Hunter’s tradition survives on. In a current short article with PEOPLE Publication, Steve Irwin’s child, Bindi Irwin, discussed how her child is mesmerized by documentaries of her dad, who the world referred to as “the Crocodile Hunter.”

In the short article, which was the cover story for this concern of PEOPLE Publication, Bindi discussed, “We have so many documentaries of Dad, and we’re always playing them for Grace. It’s so fun to watch her study him. I didn’t realize how much Dad’s passion for life and his animated facial expressions — I mean, they captivate her.”

Although Bindi was just 8 when her dad died, she still keeps strong memories of him. Irwin, who increased to popularity with the globally effective series, The Crocodile Hunter, was recording an undersea movie entitled Ocean’s Deadliest on September 4, 2006, when he was stung in the heart by a stingray in a freak mishap and eliminated. He was simply 44 years of ages however left a tradition of preservation and education behind him.

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Speaking about the tradition of education he left, Bindi included, “It’s so lovely that without him knowing, he was creating the most wonderful TV programming for our daughter. She just stares at him in complete and utter fascination. She hangs on every word he says. Whether he’s talking about a croc or a spider, she thinks it’s amazing.”

The Crocodile Hunter survives on in the Irwin household, and Bindi thinks she can see a great deal of her well-known dad in her child. She discussed, “I definitely see parts of [Dad] in Grace. His determination and his inability to sit still. I think that’s really special. I’m excited to see as she grows up how her personality will develop. If Dad was around, honestly, we would never see her. He would be in love. He’d just have her doing everything with him. We would only see her if she needed a feed and then be gone again.”

Steve Irwin’s Tradition and Objective Lives On

Steve Irwin’s objective was to promote education and preservation when it concerned animals. To that end, he produced The Crocodile Hunter and other shows to teach people about different animals and their environments. Although companies such as PETA have actually condemned the method the Crocodile Hunter would communicate with the animals for his shows, presuming regarding tweet out a completely improper remark about his death when Google honored him with a Google doodle, Irwin constantly dealt with the animals he experienced with the regard and appreciation he desired others to treat them with.

That love of animals and preservation, unsurprisingly, was given to his kids who live and operate at the Australia Zoo along with Steve’s widow Terri. Whether it be their preservation resolve the zoo or Steve’s boy Robert’s YouTube videos (His anger management series with a curlew are especially entertaining), the Irwin kids continue the Crocodile Hunter’s objective of informing people about the animals that he invested his life caring.

Which is the sort of tradition any dad might want to pass along to his kids.

The complete interview with Bindi Irwin appears in PEOPLE Publication as the cover story in the May 23, 2022 concern.