According to the insider, the young couple are now installing a state-of-the art nursery at their home in the Australia Zoo compound and making sure it’s as animal themed as possible.
“That includes painting the walls with their favourite animals – virtually every creature that’s housed in the zoo will be included and an abundance of crocodiles, wild birds, koalas and snakes,” the source explains.
“Bindi and Chandler want their new baby to be familiar with these beautiful creatures from the moment he or she enters the world.
“They figure it’ll be their baby’s destiny to have a life that revolves around animals, just as it does for the whole family and just as Steve would have wanted, too.”
And, it comes as no surprise that if they have a boy, friends say they are likely to name him after Bindi’s late father, wildlife warrior Steve Irwin.
“For Bindi, losing her father was incredibly hard and she would love him to see his grandchild, so honouring him in this way would mean the world to her.”
The source adds the newlyweds are currently still at the zoo but have discussed looking at properties nearby, specifically along the Sunshine Coast, even though Terri would love for them to stay put.
“She’s very good about giving them plenty of space when they need it plus there’s a feeling that the family is there for each other when they’re all together in one place.
“It’s true Bindi and Chandler love where they are now and there’s no rush or need to move for the foreseeable future,” the source says.
Last week, Bindi, 21 opened up about her wedding to long-term boyfriend, Chandler, revealing that her long-sleeve gown was inspired by the one her mum Terri wore to marry Bindi’s late father, Crocodile Hunter star Steve, in 1992.
“I wanted something very similar because I’ve admired [my mom’s] dress since I was tiny,” Bindi told PEOPLE.
“When I was about 12 years old, I put on mum’s wedding dress and it was a really, really special… it’s over 50 years old because it’s been in the family for that long.”
Unfortunately wearing Terri’s dress wasn’t possible as it didn’t quite fit and the gown was considered too old and delicate to be tailored
. However luckily, Bindi was able to find a Paddington Weddings design that “mimicked” the family heirloom, with the animal activist gushing that the sunflower lace sleeves on the dress, “reminded me of my family and my dad.”
“When we would go on projects and drives together, we’d often drive through these huge sunflower fields in the middle of nowhere and we always stopped to take them in,” she explains. “[The dress] was really special and beautiful.”