Bindi Irwin says the COVID-19 pandemic has been “the hardest time” of her life – second only to the death of her father, Steve Irwin.
The 23-year-old conservationist said it has been difficult to keep Australia Zoo – which she runs with her family – running during the pandemic over the past two years and has contributed to one of the “toughest” periods of her life. life so far alongside the death of her father, who died in 2006.
“It’s probably been the hardest time of our lives, except when Dad died,” she told Page Six.
“For us it has been difficult (because) Australia Zoo has over a thousand animals. We can literally never close. We still had to feed all our animals, make checks. It’s as if we were still open, but without any visitors. ”
And Bindi proudly praised her mother, Terri Irwin, for being the “master” of their family in the midst of the pandemic.
“I do not know what we would have done without her. Her leadership has been phenomenal,” she said.
Meanwhile, 57-year-old Terri recently ruled out finding love again after the death of her husband 15 years ago, who lost his life when he was pierced in the heart by a stingray barbed wire while filming a documentary.
“You know, and I keep saying this, and I think, maybe 15 years later, people are finally starting to believe me, Steve was that for me,” she said.
“That’s just how it is.
“I had a big, big love, and it was enough to last a lifetime.”
Terri – who had Bindi, as well as Robert, 17, with the late TV legend – insisted she was “too busy” to go looking for a romantic partner when she opened up to become a young widow.
“I think when you become a young widow, it can be uncomfortable for other couples, the whole thing, ‘Well, now she’s single, is she looking around?’ And my male friends are more comfortable, they can see that I am not chasing them, ”
“I’m too busy chasing anyone.”