Bindi Irwin plans a big bash to celebrate 15th birthday
CRIKEY - Bindi's all grown up.
The Sunshine Coast wildlife campaigner and daughter of Steve and Terri Irwin turns 15 today.
It's hard to believe for some the tiny pigtailed girl most often seen on her father's shoulders has grown into a confident young woman prepared to take on some of the world's biggest issues.
Well wishes from around the world have started to flow in through the Australia Zoo Facebook page and Bindi's own Twitter account.
The young wildlife protector took to Twitter this morning to reveal her plans for the day.
So excited to be 15 today. I'm feeling blessed to be spending my birthday with my wonderful friends and family @AustraliaZoo— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) July 23, 2013
The Beerwah tourist attraction she calls home is throwing a huge party for her today.
The zoo has been turned into a Nim's Island playground - patrons for the day are being invited to bring their swimmers.
Bindi's certainly accomplished a lot in her 15 years.
She's tangled with crocodiles right up to the US secretary of state.
She also brought tears to the eyes of some of the 300 million TV viewers who watched her farewell her father in 2006 with the words "I have the best daddy in the whole world and I will miss him every day."