Bindi Irwin determined her baby girl will 'get to know' her late granddad Steve Irwin

Bindi Irwin is determined her daughter will "get to know" her late grandfather Steve Irwin and carry on his legacy of wildlife activism. 

In an interview with pregnancy website The Bump, Bindi explained they've been calling their unborn daughter their 'Baby Wildlife Warrior' in tribute to the Crocodile Hunter, who first coined the title. 

"My dad was the first person to create the term," she said. 

"Being a Wildlife Warrior means to stand up and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. I'm so excited for our daughter to grow up learning about the importance of giving back and making a difference in the world for future generations." 

Bindi said she knew her dad, who died in 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb, would be "the best grandfather", and often imagined what it would be like for her to grow up with him. 

"I always joke that if he was still here we'd never see our baby because he'd take her on all kinds of adventures!" she said. 

"I want to make sure our baby girl gets to know my dad and thankfully we have many documentaries and photos we can share with her.

"I think she'll love getting to watch footage of dad working with all kinds of animals and learning about his legacy."

Earlier this year, Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell almost perfectly recreated a photo of her dad kissing her pregnant mother Terri Irwin's stomach to celebrate their third trimester.