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September 16 , 17
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  BINDI IRWIN, A NATURAL TALENT
She loves nature, and people love her
  賓蒂.厄文──稟賦天成
  她繼承父親衣缽 她熱愛野生自然
  by John Ryan

 

Some children of well-known people never emerge from their parents’ shadow. Bindi Irwin, daughter of world-famous “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, doesn’t have that problem. Although she was gifted with her father’s name and legacy, this talented young woman has earned her own place in the spotlight.

  Born in Queensland, Australia, in 1998, Bindi began appearing on TV with her father at the age of 2. By 2006 she was hosting a TV wildlife show for kids, Bindi the Jungle Girl. In September of that year, her father died in an encounter with a stingray. At his funeral, Bindi gave a speech she wrote herself. The 5,000 attendees gave her a standing ovation. Hundreds of millions of TV viewers, many seeing her for the first time, fell in love.

  Overcoming her loss, Bindi soon began pressing ahead in her father’s footsteps. In 2007, she hosted a TV show about him called My Daddy the Crocodile Hunter. This was followed by appearances on popular American talk shows. The same year she was named a tourism ambassador for Australia.

 

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