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09/09/2015 09:05 BST | Updated 10/09/2015 03:59 BST

Bindi Irwin Pays Touching Tribute To Late Father Steve Irwin On Anniversary Of His Death

Bindi Irwin posted a moving tribute to her late father Steve Irwin on the ninth anniversary of his death.

Coinciding with Father's Day in Australia, the 17-year-old uploaded a photo to Instagram of her dad with a crocodile.

In the caption, she wrote: "Thinking about home today. Father's Day is today in Australia and everyone is celebrating at Australia Zoo.

"It's such a special time of year, I hope everyone who comes to the zoo today is able to enjoy it with our gorgeous animals.

"No matter where I am in the world, this day means such a lot to me. My heart forever lives in @AustraliaZoo - just like Dad's always did."


Steve Irwin died on 4 September 2006 at the age of 44 after being approached and attacked by a stingray while snorkelling part of the Great Barrier Reef.

His daughter was only eight years old at the time.

Bindi is the eldest of Steve and Terri Irwin's two children. Her brother, Bob, is 11.

Only two months ago, the 17-year-old posted an old photo of herself and her dad.

She wrote: "I love you so much. And miss you every day."

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