Inside Bindi Irwin's Sweet 16 Jungle Birthday Party at Australia Zoo

PHOTO: Bindi Irwin celebrates her 16th birthday with her mother Terri and brother Robert in front of 2,000 guests at Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia on July 24, 2014.

Bindi Irwin is 16!

To kick off her big day, the daughter of late animal expert Steve Irwin attended a jungle-themed birthday party at the Australia Zoo.

"Well... it's official! I am 16 today, and so excited to begin the new chapter of my life," she wrote on Instagram. "I am forever grateful for the love and support of my beautiful family. Mum - you are the strongest woman I know. Robert - you are so clever, you are truly the scientist of the family and always teaching me things! Dad - I wish you could be here today, I miss you. I love you so much."

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Along with her mother, Terri, and her 10-year-old brother Robert, Irwin fed crocodiles before a live audience posed for photos with her friends, the Australian singing duo "The Veronicas."

Of course, she also blew out candles on a giant cake, which she shared with the public.

However, there were still big things in store: Irwin also earned her driving permit before winding down with Chinese food and her book.

"As I turn 16 today, there is a fire in my heart and I embrace the adventures yet to come," she wrote. "With the love of my family, together we will be able to undertake and accomplish anything."

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