Proudly following in his late father’s footsteps, 15-year-old Robert Irwin is already hosting his own wildlife program, “Robert’s Real Life Adventures“, on his family’s zoo’s internal TV network.
“Same place, same croc”
Also starring alongside his mother Terri and sister Bindi on the Animal Planet series, Crikey! It’s the Irwins, it’s not only Steve Irwin’s huge passion for animals he has inherited – but it seems he is also growing up to be the spitting image of his father!
“Dad and me feeding Murray”
In an Instagram tribute to his dad, Robert recently posted two pics – one of his Crocodile Hunter dad, wearing his well-known khakis and one of himself dressed in the same outfit.
Both are posing in the same stance, in the exact same spot at their beloved Australia Zoo, and they are even leaning over to feed the same crocodile named Murray!
Alongside the pics, Robert wrote: “Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart.”
“Two of the best human beings to walk this earth”
The post immediately went viral, with thousands of likes and comments of love, praise and support flooding his Instagram page, boasting over 1.3 million followers.
One came from none other than popular Aussie TV personality Lisa Wilkinson, who wrote:
“Can’t begin to imagine how proud he would be Robert.Xx”
Agreeing with Lisa Wilkinson’s comment about Steve Irwin being proud, another fan wrote:
“Your dad would be so proud. You are a shining example and role model for young men everywhere. Keep up the good work.”
The ‘likes’ on the post quickly grew to over half a million as the comments continued.
One of his followers, commented: “Carbon copy,” while another, said: “Two of the best human beings to walk this earth.”
Considering that Steve Irwin first publicly (and controversially) got Robert up close and personal with a croc when he was just a one-month-old bub back in 2004, there’s no doubt the Crocodile Hunter would be beaming with pride.
An amazing tribute to his father whom we all miss, but we will certainly never forget as his legacy continues to live on through his family.