Bindi Irwin conspicuously absent from Australia Zoo’s opening school holiday show after taking a break

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Bindi Irwin has pulled out of public life and social media amid her family’s much-publicized rift with grandfather Bob Irwin Snr.

And on Saturday, the 22-year-old environmentalist was noticeably absent from the Australia Zoo’s opening school holiday show.

Instead, she let her husband Chandler Powell, 24, take the reins of the Crocoseum, alongside her brother Robert, 17, and mother Terri, 56.

Crikey! Bindi Irwin was noticeably absent from the Australia Zoo’s opening school holiday show on Saturday, instead leaving her brother Robert (left) and husband Chandler Powell (center) to take the reins of the Crocoseum.

The trio put on a thrilling spectacle for the audience by feeding a large crocodile.

The Irwins wore all the khaki uniforms from the Australia Zoo when they performed in the Crocs Enclosure.

At one point, Robert jumped into the water a few feet from the large reptile.

Take a step back: Bindi Irwin (left, with daughter Grace, mother Terri and brother Robert) has withdrawn from public life and social media amid her family's breakup with grandfather Bob Irwin

Take a step back: Bindi Irwin (left, with daughter Grace, mother Terri and brother Robert) has withdrawn from public life and social media amid her family’s breakup with grandfather Bob Irwin

Take the reins: instead she let Chandler, 24, Robert, 17, and Terri, 56, take care of things at the zoo

Take the reins: instead she let Chandler, 24, Robert, 17, and Terri, 56, take care of things at the zoo

He's courageous !  At one point Robert jumped into the water a few feet from the large reptile

He’s courageous ! At one point Robert jumped into the water a few feet from the large reptile

Lively: The trio put on a thrilling spectacle for the audience while feeding a large crocodile

Lively: The trio put on a thrilling spectacle for the audience while feeding a large crocodile

The Irwin family feud came to light last week, after Bindi claimed her grandfather Bob Snr, 82, had “ignored” her since she was a little girl and “surrendered the gifts “that the family had sent him.

The mother of one wrote on Facebook: “I really wish my whole family could spend time with Grace. Unfortunately, my grandfather Bob showed no interest in spending time with me or my mother. family.’

She went on to claim that Bob had “returned the gifts I sent after opening them” and ignored all letters sent by her.

Search!  Robert was a few feet from the hungry crocodile in the enclosure

Search! Robert was a few feet from the hungry crocodile in the enclosure

Do her thing: Matriarch Terri welcomed crowds to the show at the Crocoseum

Do her thing: Matriarch Terri welcomed crowds to the show at the Crocoseum

Rift: The Irwin family feud was opened last week, after Bindi said his grandfather Bob Snr, 82, had him

Rift: The Irwin family feud was brought to light last week, after Bindi said her grandfather Bob Snr, 82, had “ignored” her since she was a child and “surrendered gifts “that the family had sent him

“Ever since I was a little girl, he ignored me, preferring to spend time doing other things rather than being with me,” she continued.

“He never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart.’

She went on to say that her mother Terri still writes to her and sends her birthday cards and Christmas gifts, but claims they have not received any response.

Claims: She went on to say that Bob (pictured in 2006) had

Claims: She went on to claim that Bob (pictured in 2006) “returned the gifts I sent after opening them” and ignored all letters sent by her.

Make the headlines: She added that her mother Terri still writes to Bob and sends him birthday cards and Christmas presents, but claims to have received no response.

Make the headlines: She added that her mother Terri still writes to Bob and sends him birthday cards and Christmas gifts, but claims to have received no response.

“We have also been his financial backer since 1992 when he retired from the Australia Zoo, sending him funds every week,” she added.

“We have built him a house on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure his well-being.

“I hope everyone remembers being kind to each other, but most of all taking care of their own sanity.

Mental health: Bindi, who welcomed her daughter Grace Warrior in March, concluded by saying she had to

Mental health: Bindi, who welcomed daughter Grace Warrior in March, concluded by saying she must “choose to take care of her own mental health now”

Farewell words:

Farewell words: “I hope everyone remembers being kind to each other, but most importantly taking care of their own sanity,” she wrote

Timeout:

Time out: “I take a break from social media and most of my work in the public eye for a month to be with my daughter and my wonderful family,” Bindi wrote in a later post.

“I have struggled with this relationship my whole life and it pains me tremendously.”

Bindi, who welcomed her daughter Grace Warrior in March, concluded by saying that she must “choose to take care of her own sanity now”.

She then announced that she was taking a hiatus from social media after her Facebook comment made headlines around the world.

She wrote: “Hi guys, just a quick note to thank you for your support. I take a hiatus from social media and most of my work in the public eye for a month to be with my beautiful daughter and wonderful family .

Meanwhile, a family friend said Bob Snr was “deeply upset” by his granddaughter’s claims that he had “ignored” her from childhood – leading those close to him to fear that the rupture has tragic consequences.

Heartbreaking: Meanwhile, a family friend said Bob Snr was

Heartbreaking: Meanwhile, a family friend said Bob Snr was “deeply upset” by his granddaughter’s claims that he had “ignored” her since she was a child – which brings his loved ones to fear that the rupture could have tragic consequences


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