Bindi Irwin says the COVID-19 pandemic has been “the most difficult time” of her life, second only to the death of her father, Steve Irwin.
The 23-year-old conservationist said keeping the Australia Zoo, which she runs with her family, during the pandemic for the past two years has been difficult and has contributed to one of the most “difficult” periods of her life so far, along with the death of his father, who died in 2006.
“It was probably the most difficult time of our lives, other than when Dad passed away,” she told Page Six.
“It has been difficult for us (because) the Australia Zoo has over a thousand animals. We can literally never shut down. We still had to feed all our animals, do checks. It is as if we are still open, but without visitors ”.
And Bindi proudly praised her mother, Terri Irwin, for being her family’s “champion” in the midst of the pandemic.
“I don’t know what we would have done without her. His leadership has been phenomenal, ”he said.
Meanwhile, Terri, 57, recently ruled out finding love again after the death of her husband 15 years ago, who lost his life when he was pierced through the heart by a stingray barb 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 the best for me,” he said.
“That’s the way it is.
“I had a great, great love and it was enough for a lifetime.”
Terri, who had Bindi, as well as 17-year-old Robert, with the late television legend, insisted that she is “too busy” to search for a romantic partner as she talked about becoming a young widow.
“I think when you become a young widow, it can be awkward for other couples, all of that, ‘Well, she’s single now, is she looking around?’ And my male friends are feeling more comfortable, they can see that I’m not chasing them. “