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Bindi Irwin's touching Father's Day tribute

I love you more than words can describe

Bindi Irwin's touching tribute to her dad

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's death, and in a touching tribute to her father, Bindi shared a photo of herself as a baby with her dad.

The photo, posted to Instagram and Twitter, also came with a special Father's Day message. Bindi wrote: “You’ll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe.

The post has been viewed over 90,000 times, with many offering Bindi their own messages of love and support.

The legendary television personality died suddenly on September 4, 2006, aged 44 years-old, after being struck multiple times by a stingray barb while filming in the waters off Port Douglas in far north Queensland.

Australia’s then-prime minister, John Howard, called the tragedy “a huge loss” to Australia, and tributes flowed in from around the world.

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Australia Zoo will hold a Father's Day event today in honour of Steve's contribution to protecting wildlife.

Bindi's mum Terri, as well as herself and brother Robert were invited to the zoo to mark the anniversary, but have declined, a spokeswoman for the Australia Zoo said.

The family are keeping their movements for the day private.

The iconic figure was a dedicated wildlife conservationist, and his passion, enthusiasm and commitment to this cause lives on.

Bindi, now aged 18, is well and truly ‘a chip off the old block’ and as dedicated to carrying the conservation message as her father was.

She recently made a trip to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, where she, along with a research team, tracked seawater crocodiles.

While on the trip, a photo posted to the Australia Zoo Instagram page, saw a young Bindi posing with a captured crocodile, alongside Steve, mother Terri and brother Robert.

Bindi captioned the post: “On our #CrocTrip2016, and reflecting on these amazing memories.

“Crocodiles will always hold a special place in my heart.”

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