Bindi Irwin’s daughter Grace has followed in her and husband Chandler’s footsteps with their love for wildlife
Bindi Irwin’s daughter Grace appears to have followed in the footsteps of her parents and their love for wildlife.
The conservationists’ daughter, who is eight months old, was pictured looking perfectly calm during an animal encounter at Australia Zoo on Monday.
Grace was sat with a cassowary chick, reaching out to touch her furry friend in a selection of heartwarming images shared to Instagram by her mum.
Bindi, 23, wrote: “Two cute chickies! Meet Grace’s new best friend, Fergo, the cassowary chick. They absolutely love each other!”
She added: “We are so proud of our breeding program to protect this endangered species. #AustraliaZoo.”
Meanwhile, Grace’s father Chandler shared some photos from their day at the zoo, writing: “Red roo mornings with my buddy” on Instagram alongside a dad and daughter photo of them together.
Bindi gave birth to the adorable tot on March 25 exactly a year after she married her husband.
Grace is named after Bindi’s great-grandmother and relatives in Chandler’s family, which Bindi says dates back to the 1700s.
“Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior,” she explained.
“Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad.”
According to sources close to the family, Bindi was overwhelmed to receive ‘multiple secret signs’ from her own dad Steve Irwin as she gave birth.
The first time Bindi laid eyes on her little girl, she was reportedly ‘so struck’ by how much she looked like her animal-loving father, observing that the pair have the ‘exact same nose’, the family source told New Idea.
The insider also said that Bindi believes giving birth on her wedding anniversary was also a sign from dad Steve that he was there watching over her.
Bindi and partner Chandler tied the knot at Australia Zoo, which was opened by Steve’s parents Bob and Lyn Irwin, in March 2020.
Steve died in September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife documentary. He was 44 years old.
Upon the birth of what would have been Steve’s first grandchild Bindi wrote: “March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter.”
The adoring mum added: “There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”
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