Steve Irwin Family To Return To Animal Planet After 11 Years
IRWIN FAMILY RETURNING TO ANIMAL PLANET
Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, hosted his show with Terri for five seasons on Animal Planet up until his death in 2006. He died in a freak accident while filming, when a stingray stung him in the heart. Both Bindi and Robert have followed in their father’s footsteps, working with animals and wildlife in various capacities.
Now, the Irwin family is returning to Animal Planet as the global ambassadors for Discovery Communications, the parent company of the channel. They will be able to develop and produce television projects for the network.
“Crikey! So excited to announce that we are officially returning to @AnimalPlanet next year! We love the @DiscoveryChannel family 💙,” Bindi wrote on her Instagram page alongside a video of the three. “So watch out for next year. We have wonderful new adventures coming to your television screen.”
“It all started in 1996 with The Crocodile Hunter, and now, the Irwin family is back,” Terri added in the video.
Bindi and Robert are no strangers to television – they essentially grew up on screen. Steve even held his one-month-old son while feeding a chicken carcass to a crocodile for the show in 2004. Other shows the Irwin participated in were Croc Files, New Breed Vets, and Ocean’s Deadliest, the last of which Steve was unfortunately filming when he died.
While Bindi has hosted some animal-themed programming, Robert has found himself on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon multiple times to speak about and introduce animals. “I actually grew up at the Australia Zoo, so I think I’m the luckiest kid on planet Earth,” Robert said.