Bindi Irwin Gets Engaged on 21st Birthday at Australia Zoo

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Bindi Irwin has come a long way from the little girl that made the sweetest cameo’s in dad, Steve Irwin’s, documentaries in the early ’00s.

Since the untimely passing of Steve aka The Crocodile Hunter, in 2006, Bindi has managed to make a name for herself in both the television and music industry, following in her late father’s footsteps with her passion for wildlife.

Most importantly, Bindi, along with the rest of the Irwin clan (mom, Terri, and brother, Robert) continue to keep Steve’s legacy alive through the groundbreaking work that they do at Australia Zoo, where they live and work.

So, of course, the internet was suitably thrilled to see that, not only has Bindi just announced her surprise engagement on her 21st birthday, but that her now-finance proposed at Australia Zoo!

It’s honestly the cutest thing ever. Just wait until you see the pictures…

The family owns Australia Zoo, which spans nearly 1000 acres and employs over four-hundred staff but was originally born from the tiny wildlife park that Steve’s family moved to when he was just a child.

As a little girl, she would regularly feature on his documentaries.

At just eight years old, Bindi read out a eulogy during her dad’s memorial service. We can’t imagine how hard that must have been.

The Irwin family has kept Steve’s legacy alive through their important work at Australia Zoo.

The pair met when Powell, who’s now twenty-two, was visiting the zoo while in Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition.

The childhood sweethearts are quite literally a match made in heaven. Powell exhibits the same passion for animals as the Irwin’s, working with Bindi and her family at Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Powell is clearly heavily involved with the family’s conservation work, as Bindi has shared countless images of herself with Powell at the zoo.

Today is Bindi’s 21st birthday, and, to mark the occasion, it looks like Powell took the plunge and asked her to be his wife as Bindi announced online today that she and Powell are now engaged.  

Bindi was reportedly celebrating her birthday surrounded by friends and family when Powell popped the question.

Announcing the exciting news, Bindi wrote on her Instagram: “July 24th 2019… On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!”

“She said YES! Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light. Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday,” he wrote. This is honestly the sweetest thing that we’ve ever read.


The fifteen-year-old gave some brotherly love to his sister, writing that the couple are “true soulmates” and have “always been so completely perfect for each other.”

She shared this adorable family snap while writing about how Steve would be so happy for the couple too.

People flocked to social media to congratulate the pair.

But he’ll definitely be there in spirit and will be so proud. Each time that the family is in the headlines, its a reminder of all the work that they do to ensure that Steve’s groundbreaking work isn’t forgotten, and his mini-me son, just like Bindi, is a massive part of that. Earlier this month, Robert Irwin posted a picture of himself feeding Murray the crocodile at the exact same place as is father, fifteen years on. Keep scrolling to see the picture that’s keeping Steve’s legacy well and truly alive…