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Steve Irwin reveals in old interview that he initially didn't want to be a father before Bindi


Steve Irwin said he never wanted to be a father until his daughter Bindi was born in resurfaced interview before his tragic death


Steve Irwin had no plans to start a family with his wife Terri before his daughter Bindi was born.

The late Crocodile Hunter said he initially had reservations about being a father in an interview with Australian Story in 2003.

Steve died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest in Batt Reef, Queensland. Bindi was just eight years old at the time. 

Resurfaced: Steve Irwin revealed he initially didn't want to be a father before his daughter Bindi was born in resurfaced interview. Pictured Steve, his wife Terri Irwin and Bindi

Resurfaced: Steve Irwin revealed he initially didn’t want to be a father before his daughter Bindi was born in resurfaced interview. Pictured Steve, his wife Terri Irwin and Bindi

‘I couldn’t really give a rip. Now I’m the proudest father,’ he said in the resurfaced interview. 

‘Who would’ve thought someone as ugly as me could bring into the world something so beautiful, such a treasure?’

Steve gushed over his daughter and said he couldn’t get enough of spending time with her. 

'I never wanted to be a dad, I couldn't really give a rip. Now I'm the proudest father,' he said at the time

‘I never wanted to be a dad, I couldn’t really give a rip. Now I’m the proudest father,’ he said at the time

‘If I’m going jumping on crocs, then by crikey I want her jumping on crocs with me… I can’t dwell on her for too long or I start bawling my eyes out,’ he said.

Following his untimely death, Steve’s family, including widow Terri, Bindi, son Robert and son-in-law Chandler Powell, have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo.

Bindi, 23, spoke about her father legacy during an interview in 2019.

Tragic:Steve, known to millions around the world as 'the Crocodile Hunter', died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming the documentary Ocean's Deadliest in Batt Reef, Queensland

Tragic:Steve, known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest in Batt Reef, Queensland

‘He was the greatest wildlife warrior to have ever lived,’ she said, adding: ‘He dedicated his whole life to protecting wildlife and wild places.

‘And I think that it’s really special that in this day we can all remember that khaki [the colour of the Australia Zoo uniform] is not just a colour, it’s an attitude.

‘And to remember the greatest dad on the planet and a wonderful conservationist.’

Making Steve proud! His family, including widow Terri, daughter Bindi, son Robert and son-in-law Chandler Powell, have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo

Making Steve proud! His family, including widow Terri, daughter Bindi, son Robert and son-in-law Chandler Powell, have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo

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