Botanic Gardens orchid named after "Crocodile Hunter's" daughter Bindi Irwin

The National Parks Board (NParks) has decided to have an orchid in Botanic Gardens named after 14-year-old Bindi Irwin-the youngest celebrity so far to have an orchid in her name.

Bindi is the daughter of the world renown "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, who was killed in 2006 in a freak accident while filming an underwater documentary film.

Dr Nigel Taylor, director of Singapore Botanic Gardens, said that naming the orchid after Bindi is to recognise her contribution to wildlife conservation and inspire the next generation of Singaporeans to conserve Singapore's natural heritage.

Orchid naming is Singapore's way of welcoming important guests. Other guests with orchids in their name include the late Margaret Thatcher and local celebrity Stefanie Sun.

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