The Irwins expand Australia Zoo to include whale watching

06/26/2007 at 01:00 AM ET

Terri Irwin, the wife of late Australian ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, and her children, Bindi Sue, 8, and Bob, 3 1/2, were photographed in Mooloolaba on Saturday for the launch Australia Zoo’s whale watching. The family launched a boat yesterday, in the name of Steve — Steve’s Whale One is the boat to be used for daily whale watching expeditions off the coast of Queensland. A zoo representative said it was a wonderful chance for Bindi and Bob to mingle with the children among the 150 guests;

They had a great day with all the other kids.



Source: The Sun Herald. Sunday, June 42, 2007. p. 4.

Photo: Adelaide Now

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sil on

i love this family!

Seraphina on

Very cute family!

However, I think I have read that Terry calls her son “Robert” and not “Bob”. Obviously Bob is short for Robert, but I am sure that Terry has made a point of mentioning in previous interviews that she calls him Robert.

Shannon’s note: I did notice that in some interviews Terri does call him Bob but — Steve seemed to always refer to him as “Bob” or “baby Bob” and that it what the news articles always refer to him as.

tracey_basford on

Oh my god! Bob is the spitting image of his dad!!!

Marie on

Beautiful family! I miss Steve! I wish he was here with them!!

FC on

Bindi is starting to look more like her mother, although there are still times I look at her and see her dad in her. And I think Bob stole his dad’s smile. :)

Cute family photo of them, period.

Dorann on

But since you wrote Bindi’s full name(who, however doesn’t have nickname as far as I know), maybe you should write her brother’s one too, that is Robert Clarence, and everybody can decide how to call him.(Possible forms also include “Bob Bob” that I’ve read on their official website)
You can also watch my video about the family that I made shortly after Steve’s death.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PJySVQzszbo

aaron boatwright on

Baby Robert looks exactly like his daddy when he smiles! Soooo cute!

Dawna on

Aw, what a lovely picture of the Irwin family! Bindi and Robert are definitely looking like their father! The family seem to be moving forward well, and continue to remember Steve in good ways!

Lee on

Bindi looks a little like Michelle Williams in this picture (the one from Brokeback Mountain, not Destiny’s Child obviously). :)

Tracy on

It’s so great to see that they are continuing on with Steve’s (and Terri’s) dream! It is so necessary to remind people of the other creatures inhabiting this planet and how great they are!

Steve sent out an amazing message (even though snakes still totally creep me out) and it’s just so wonderful to see his family happy (or at least trying to be, given the circumstances)…

Good job Terri, you are such a strong woman!

Nausicaa on

These kids are soooooo precious!! I look at Bindi and I see Steve. The way she looks, smiles, speaks, motions, everything. Same tone, same passion, same energy. I see a bit of resemblance between her and Terri in this picture, but I’ll always think Steve when I look at her. And little Bob looks just like his daddy. I can’t wait till he grows up!

Wonderful video, Dorann! It made me cry.

ally on

Maybe Terri calls him Robert to honor Steve (Robert is Steve’s middle name), and Steve called him Bob because that is what Steve’s dad goes by and who Bob was named after. They are such a beautiful family and it is still so bittersweet to see them without Steve. Bindi looks so much like Steve, and wow, Bob/Robert really got his smile. They are so cute in this picture!

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