Terri Irwin talks about the surprise she had with the public response to Steve's death

Must See 19/07/2018

Terri Irwin has opened up about how she dealt with the passing of her husband over, Steve Irwin, over 10 years ago.

The wildlife warrior spoke to ABC in Australia where she talked about the impact of Steve's death on her kids, the outpouring of love from the public and the moment she got the phone call informing her of the tragic news.

"I drove myself, got in the plane and went home. But the thing I didn't expect or understand was just how it affected everyone."

"So we got back and it was dark, and we drive into the zoo and there's all this media out front of the zoo."

"And I thought, "you've done the story. It has been on the five o'clock news. Why are you still here?" But then no one would have been more surprised than Steve at that, just outpouring of grief and love," Terri said.  

She told the TV show that she still struggles with grief and loss.

"Grief hits you at the most bizarre times. So I might be talking to biology students and it will remind me of Steve and I will burst into tears," she told the TV show.

"You don't ever get over grief. It changes, but you never wake up one morning and go, "oh, I'm done with that."

"That was the challenge in the journey after Steve died."

Terri and her kids Bindi and Robert have carried on Steve's wildlife work, with their family run Australia Zoo being a key part in doing that.

You can watch Terri's emotional interview in the video below...