The Crocodile Hunter's Daughter Has Taken Over The Family Business In The Best Way

Not surprisingly, Bindi's taken after her father pretty heavily.

The soon-to-be 17-year old is finishing her final year of school, then plans to work full-time at the Australia Zoo.

Of course, she still has plenty to say about her adventurous, loving father.

“With dad, he was the ultimate wildlife warrior and we admired him more than anything," Bindi told eOnline.

And it's pretty clear she's adopted more than just a few things from him.

“I have spent my entire life living in a zoo, which is pretty crazy. Not many kids get to say that."

“It took me until I was about three years old to realize that we didn’t just come to the zoo every day, that we actually lived here."

“I remember he gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me forever…”

“If you treat animals how you want to be treated, you’re a lot better off."

The young animal conservationist began appearing in her father's television shows at the age of 2, and hasn't looked back.

Not long ago, she even hosted her own documentary called, "Bindi the Jungle Girl."

Now, she's just focusing on readying herself to becoming a professional zookeeper.

“When [Irwin] was working with venomous snakes or cheetahs, he just treated them in a [certain] way."

“He was never trying to overpower them or anything like that."

“He was just loving them…”

“Telling people how to respect snakes and respect crocodiles and to love them."

“And he was teaching other people about how beautiful they are.”

“And I think if you go about it with that kind of attitude, it’s brilliant."

As crazy to us as some of the things he did were, Irwin truly was a brilliant man. He knew that in order to gain the respect of animals, you have to respect them first. Now, Bindi is continuing his great legacy in that same way.

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