Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, has turned 18.

In celebration of the milestone, she took to Instagram to share her love for her family and paid tribute to her late father, who was well known as the Crocodile Hunter.

Hello lovelies. Well today marks 18 years of life for me, here in Australia and I really don’t know where to begin in thanking so many people for an unforgettable journey so far. So I think that I’ll start here, with this photograph. This photo was taken within the first year of my life. To be perfectly honest life has changed in a million ways since this photograph was taken. Along the way we gained another incredible part of our family, my brother Robert. Our conservation work with Wildlife Warriors took off around the world. Our home, Australia Zoo continued to expand and has become the greatest zoological facility on planet earth. Our Dad, Mum’s soulmate and a superhero for us all, passed away. However, since this photo was taken, 18 years ago, one life ingredient has remained, unchanged, unbreakable. That is the unconditional love that is shared between my beautiful little family and the loyalty we have to eachother and everyone else who has taken this journey with us. I don’t think that when this photo was taken even my beautiful parents could have known what life would evolve. I know that I am endlessly grateful for the love and light I have been given since Day 1 of my life.

A photo posted by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on

The photo shows Bindi, less than one year old, with her mother Terri Irwin and father who passed away in a stingray attack in Queensland while filming a documentary. It is followed by a lengthy caption where she expressed appreciation for her mother, brother Robert Irwin and father, while praising his legacy.

“Our conservation work with Wildlife Warriors took off around the world. Our home, Australia Zoo continued to expand and has become the greatest zoological facility on planet earth,” she said of the work her father started. 

She continued, “That is the unconditional love that is shared between my beautiful little family and the loyalty we have to eachother and everyone else who has taken this journey with us.” 

Bindi posted a second photo cuddling with a tiger. She expressed her excitement for the future and continued showing love to her family and everyone that supported her.

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