Bindi Irwin At 14; ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Daughter Now A Movie Star In 'Return To Nim’s Island' [PHOTOS]

By iScienceTimes Staff on March 13, 2013 10:16 AM EDT

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's daughter, Bindi Irwin, at 14 has already conquered the big screen. Bindi is starring in the upcoming "Return To Nim's Island," a movie about a plucky Australian girl who teams up with a ragtag group of friends to protect the animals on Nim's Island from evil poachers. Bindi's father was the star of his own Discovery Channel TV series, "The Crocodile Hunter," before his life was cut short by a tragic stingray attack. Seven years later, Bindi Irwin at 14 is turning into a beautiful young woman full of the charm and charisma that made her father an international star. As the following twitter pics show, Bindi Irwin at 14 has some serious star power.

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Bindi and her brother Robert. (Photo: Twitter/bindiirwin)
Bindi and her brother Robert. (Photo: Twitter/bindiirwin)
Bindi and a tiger at her family's zoo. (Photo: twitter/bindiirwin)
Bindi and a tiger at her family's zoo. (Photo: Twitter/bindiirwin)
Bindi and a wombat. (Photo: twitter/bindiirwin)
Bindi and a wombat. (Photo: Twitter/bindiirwin)

Bindi Irwin at 14 is already an award-winning performer. In 2008 Bindi won a Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series" for her role in "Bindi, The Jungle Girl," a Discovery Kids series about her life as a conservationist and the daughter or one of the world's most well-known animal lovers. The role also landed her a Logie for "Most Popular New Female Talent." Her role in "Return To Nim's Island"  is her first role in a major release motion picture, but she also starred in the direct-to-video movie "Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove" in 2010, as well as the TV series "My Babysitter's A Vampire" in 2012 and "The Project" in 2013.

And there's more to Bindi Irwin at 14 than just another talented young actress. She take's her father's legacy as an advocate for conservation very seriously. Bindi was asked by the U.S. State Department to contribute a short essay on conservation for Hillary Clinton's upcoming e-journal titled "Go Wild Coming Together for Conservation" as part of the former Secretary of State's endangered species initiative. According to an article in the Telegraph, Bindi focused on the need to address the issue of overpopulation as it relates to conservation. The edited version removes virtually all references to overpopulation. Bindi's mother, Terri Irwin, told the Telegraph that neither she nor Bindi were impressed with the way the U.S. State Dept. handled the situation.

"It's interesting that she was asked to write an essay about the environment and included the consideration of population [growth] and they returned her essay edited and completely edited that out," she said. "So Bindi wrote to Hillary Clinton's organization and said, 'What happened to freedom of speech? This is my opinion and I don't want that edited out.' The edited version was not published per Bindi's request."

Here is the official trailer for Bindi Irwin's upcoming movie "Return To Nim's Island."

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