Grace Warrior meets her grandfather Steve’s pet cockatoo at Australia Zoo

Touching moment Grace Warrior meets her grandfather Steve’s pet cockatoo at Australia Zoo… after the late Crocodile Hunter rescued the bird 20 years ago

Grace Warrior, the daughter of conservationists Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell, met her late grandfather Steve Irwin’s favorite bird at Australia Zoo on Tuesday.

Steve, known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, had rescued the white cockatoo named Occa more than 20 years ago.

While Steve tragically died filming a wildlife documentary in 2006, Occa is still alive and well today, and is already forming a bond with his one-year-old granddaughter.

Family bond: This is the touching moment Grace Warrior met her grandfather Steve Irwin’s pet cockatoo at Australia Zoo, after the late Crocodile Hunter rescued the bird 20 years ago

Proud mum Bindi, 23, shared a photo to Instagram of Grace meeting Occa at the zoo, telling her followers: ‘Every time he talks to her, she beams with happiness.’

The picture showed a smiling Grace, joined by her grandmother Terri Irwin, chatting to Occa as the majestic bird rested on Bindi’s arm.

Bindi, who lives with her family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, then shared a photo of a young Occa with her late father Steve.

The conservationist also posted another throwback of herself as a little girl holding Occa with a protective sleeve on her arm.

Animal magnetism: Steve, known to millions around the world as 'the Crocodile Hunter', had rescued the white cockatoo named Occa more than 20 years ago

Animal magnetism: Steve, known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, had rescued the white cockatoo named Occa more than 20 years ago

Rescued: Bindi Irwin also posted this throwback photo on Instagram of herself as a little girl holding Occa with a protective sleeve on her arm

Rescued: Bindi Irwin also posted this throwback photo on Instagram of herself as a little girl holding Occa with a protective sleeve on her arm

‘These photographs brought me to tears,’ Bindi wrote in the caption. ‘Grace spending time with sweet Occa who we rescued over 20 years ago.’

‘What a beautiful love and legacy with Occa,’ one friend commented below the post.

‘Oh my goodness, this is everything,’ another added.

Steve died in September 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

Baby joy: Bindi and husband Chandler Powell, a former pro wakeboarder, welcomed their daughter on March 25, 2021, which coincidentally was their one-year wedding anniversary

Baby joy: Bindi and husband Chandler Powell, a former pro wakeboarder, welcomed their daughter on March 25, 2021, which coincidentally was their one-year wedding anniversary

Bindi and Chandler, a former professional wakeboarder, welcomed their daughter on March 25, 2021, which coincidentally was their one-year wedding anniversary.

Last month, Bindi revealed how her American husband encourages her to ‘enjoy every moment’ with their little girl.

Bindi stars alongside her 18-year-old brother Robert and their mother Terri in the hit Animal Planet series Crikey! It’s the Irwins.

Family business: Bindi stars alongside her 18-year-old brother Robert and their mother Terri in the hit Animal Planet series Crikey!  It's the Irwins

Family business: Bindi stars alongside her 18-year-old brother Robert and their mother Terri in the hit Animal Planet series Crikey! It’s the Irwins

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