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Bindi Irwin Remembers Dad Steve As She Celebrates 21st Birthday

Bindi was just eight years old when her dad, Steve Irwin, tragically passed away.

Now all grown up as she celebrates her 21st birthday, Bindi has opened up about her much-loved father, revealing what she misses most about the Aussie icon.

Speaking to Stellar, she revealed that she wishes her dad could be here to witness her and little brother Robert's achievements -- of which we're sure he'd be immensely proud of.

“What gets to me are those moments when I’d love him to be here to share what we’re doing,” Bindi said. “It could be when my brother is receiving an accolade for his photography, or it might be at the end of the day when we’re having dinner and laughing.

"I’ll think: ‘I wish Dad was here for this.’ But he’s just not there."

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Friends and family wished the wildlife lover a happy birthday over social media, with mum Terri posting a slew of adorable childhood photos that featured the star's beloved dad.

"My dearest @BindiIrwin, happy 21st birthday. So many memories," Terri wrote, adding, "Your first birthday cake, laughs with your dad, & endless family adventures."

Meanwhile, Bindi's boyfriend, Chandler Powell, also penned a message to his longtime love, writing, "Beautiful Bee, I love you so much," he began.

"You’re my best friend and whole world. I can’t wait to celebrate your birthday tomorrow at #AustraliaZoo ❤️ Here’s to another year and beyond of life-changing adventures together". Cute!

Celebrating her milestone birthday in true Irwin style, Bindi is today holding a 21st birthday party at Australia Zoo, where they'll put on a BBQ, a bunch of bee-themed activities, as well as give away free birthday cake.

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Steve Irwin, known as 'The Crocodile Hunter', tragically passed away in 2006 at the age of 44 in after being stung by a stingray in Queensland.

Following his death, Bindi, Terri and Robert have carried on Steve's legacy and with their tireless efforts towards wildlife conservation as they continue to run the hugely popular Australia Zoo.

Happy birthday, Bindi!

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