The newest love of Bindi Irwin's life is 10 weeks old and, "already melting hearts".

She debuted the latest addition to her furry family, a tiny pug puppy named Stella, on social media this week.

Meet Stella. The newest edition to our little family. At 10 weeks old, she's already melting hearts. A video posted by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:32pm PST

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In a short clip, the 17-year-old can be seen wearing an Australia Zoo uniform, holding the pup as it sleeps in her arms.

It's not the most adventurous choice for a girl who has grown up around crocodiles, tigers, snakes and koala's, but she's clearly besotted.

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Bindi adopted Stella just one week after touching down in Australia, following a month long holiday with mother Terri and brother Robert.

The trio ventured to South Africa for two weeks to film a guest appearance on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! before heading to Oregon, America to visit Trudi's mum and dad.

- nzherald.co.nz