Bindi Irwin posts emotional tribute to late father Steve Irwin on memorial day

Bindi Irwin has posted a heartfelt message on social media to mark Steve Irwin Day.

The annual international event – which takes place on November 15 – honours the life and legacy of the one and only Crocodile Hunter.

Since his untimely death in September 2006, his family set up the special memorial day to celebrate his extraordinary life.

People from around the world join together to help raise money for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to help continue Steve's conservation work.

Taking to Twitter, Steve's daughter Bindi told her fans to wear their khakis in memory of her late father.

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Writing to her 687,000 followers, she penned: November 15. Steve Irwin Day. Wear your khaki with us as we celebrate the world’s greatest Wildlife Warrior and my superhero."

Underneath the caption, she uploaded a sweet image of her younger self alongside her brother Robert, mum Terri and the great Steve Irwin.

The heartfelt message soon received an outpouring online from fans and animal lovers.

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One user wrote: "So grateful for this beautiful family of yours that keeps your father alive for he is alive in my heart… sending you all love and light."

"My superhero also. I remember writing letters to him as a kid. Wonderful legacy, and I'm thankful for the many many things he's taught me and his impact. Went to school to work as a zookeeper because of him," another gushed.

While a third confessed: "I sometimes wish he was here to see who you and Robert became. He would call you his superhero, I have no doubt."

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The yearly event represents the many things Steve was passionate about: family, wildlife and animal conservation.

Australia Zoo's wildlife warriors ask people to wear khaki for the day as they believe "Khaki is more than a colour. It's an attitude. It's a stand to do something positive in our world and a passion to make a difference."

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