Her beloved husband Steve Irwin tragically died in 2006.
And Terri, who was married to Steve for 14 years before his death, reminisced about the good times the couple shared together during an appearance on The View in the US on Tuesday.
During a sit-down chat with her two children Bindi and Robert to promote their new Animal Planet TV show, the 54-year-old revealed the incredible reason why the couple never got to go on their honeymoon.
Revelation: Terri Irwin (pictured), 54, revealed the extraordinary reason why she and her late husband Steve never went on their honeymoon on The View on Tuesday
‘We got married in my grandmother’s church in Eugene, Oregon,’ said Terri, ‘and then we got a phone call that some bad guy was going to shoot a crocodile.
‘[We were asked] would we ever want to come and try to save it and maybe film it as well.’
Dedicated animal lovers, the Irwins leaped at the chance to help the crocodile.
Terri said: ‘So we abandoned the honeymoon, went straight back to Australia, and I’m with my new husband filming this exciting opportunity to save a crocodile and protect these beautiful animals.
Duty calls: ‘We got married in my grandmother’s church in Eugene Oregon,’ said Terri, ‘and then we got a phone call that some bad guy was going to shoot a crocodile’
‘So it was a bit daunting when we’d catch the croc and Steve said, “You jump on its head and then I’ll get the net off.” I’m like, “What? I thought I was going to watch you do this!”‘
Terry is mother to daughter Bindi, 20, and son Robert, 14.
Steve was tragically killed by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife program in 2006.
Helping hands: ‘We were asked would we ever want to come and try to save it [the crocodile] and maybe film it as well,’ Terri said
Bindi recently admitted that her favourite part of working with animals and making documentaries is feeling that her father ‘is always with us and a part of what we do’.
Making an appearance at the AOL Build LDN series recently, Bindi was promoting her family’s new show Crikey! It’s The Irwins when she said: ‘I think the most exciting part of the show is that we have a lot of flashbacks to Dad.’
Joined by her brother Robert and mother Terri, Bindi spoke in detail about the show, and added: ‘What’s wonderful is that throughout everything we do at Australia Zoo, and everything that we do, Dad is always with us, and a part of what we do.
Nature lovers: Steve was tragically killed by a stingray barb while filming a wildlife program in 2006. Pictured, from left: Bindi, Steve and Terri Irwin
‘Part of his spirit lives on in our hearts, and what’s great with this show is that you’ll see Robert feeding Graham The Crocodile, and then it will flashback to Dad feeding Graham.
‘Some of the footage I hadn’t seen before, and I thought, “Oh my goodness I remember this moment.” How cool to be able to have these memories with Dad and to relive all these incredible moments he had with the animals.’
Set in Australia, and highlighting the work they do behind-the-scenes at Australia Zoo, Robert admitted that their ‘biggest goal in life’ is to realise Steve’s dreams and make his vision a reality.
Bindi recently admitted that her favourite part of working with animals and making documentaries is feeling that her father ‘is always with us and a part of what we do’. Pictured, from left: Terri Irwin with son Robert, Bindi and late husband Steve
He said: ‘We have really dedicated our lives to making sure that his legacy and his message is remembered.
‘Dad had such an incredible effect and inspired so many people, us included. That’s why we’re so passionate because of his enthusiasm and passion for life.’
Robert later added: ‘I’m very proud to be following in his footsteps.’