Crikey! 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's family returning to Animal Planet


"It all started in 1996 with The Crocodile Hunter, and now, the Irwin family is back!"

"It seemed like a really good time, since we do so many things together as a family", Terri Irwin told Associated Press.

Yesterday, Irwin's widow, Terri, and their two children, Bindi (19) and Robert (13), announced they will continue Irwin's legacy by creating and producing Crocodile Hunter-esque TV shows on Animal Planet.

Whatever the reason, we couldn't be more excited to see the Irwin family in action!

"So watch out for next year, we have wonderful new adventures coming to your television screen", Bindi adds.

We love that the Irwin family is so close. "People even today in focus groups bring up the impact of The Crocodile Hunter".

Animal Planet General Manager Patrice Andrews said: "Steve Irwin was a champion for all wildlife and he and Terri's excitement and enthusiasm brought viewers from around the world in touch with nature".

Since Steve's passing, Terri has devoted her life to being a wildlife spokesperson and conservation activist. In 2015, Terri won the Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership in Queensland and received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from The University of Queensland in recognition of her outstanding contributions to conservation and environmental management efforts. Their son Robert, who is 14, also co-hosted a show on Discovery Kids called "Wild But True", and has made appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to show off some of Australia's animals. Terri remains involved as the patron of Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors which runs the busiest wildlife hospital of its kind in the world which has treated nearly 72,000 animals in the 12 years the hospital has been open.

Steve met his American-born wife Terri while she was vacationing in Australia in 1991.

It's still not clear what form their Animal Planet work will take.

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Now they're working on projects he hadn't dreamed of, like making accommodations for camping at their zoo, she said.

The family shared the exciting news on social media.