As daughter of Australia’s late crocodile hunter, it’s fitting Bindi Irwin will begin her 17th birthday party by feeding some of the deadly reptiles.
The wildlife warrior’s major milestone is being marked with a huge day of Hawaiian-themed celebrations at the family’s Australia Zoo on Friday.
So here we are. My 17th year in this life. I have to tell you that over the past year I’ve learned so much. So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I’m thankful for every lesson and learning experience. This next year will be filled with so much adventure, I’m excited for the journey to come. I am so happy with where I am and where I’m headed. I have the most beautiful souls in my life supporting me and helping me to follow my dreams. I love them more than I can ever express in words. To my family, friends, and the people who will forever have a place in my heart, thank you for everything. For changing my life and making me the person I am today. You mean so much to me❤️ I will continue to do my best to make a difference in this world and create positive change for the next generations. So let’s take on this next year together! I’m excited to see what is to come xx
Bindi will feed the crocs with mum Terri and brother Robert, before a series of island adventure activities including Hula Dancing workshops, surfing and beach volleyball.
The conservationist is now old enough to drive a car and, as many noted during the week, is old enough to have a boyfriend.
“There is someone special in my life right now, and I’m really happy with that,” Bindi told Entertainment Tonight earlier this week.
“Life is wonderful at the moment.”
Bindi was just eight years old when her dad Steve, “The Crocodile Hunter”, was killed by a stingray in 2006.