The late Steve Irwin’s son Robert might only be 15-years-old, but already he’s proven himself to be a worthy candidate to take on his dad’s legacy as an animal expert and TV personality.
With numerous TV appearances and conservation work, the teen continues to pay tribute to his father, who sadly died in 2006 after a fatal sting from a stingray.
Robert posted a side-by-side image of the pair, alongside the caption: “Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart.”
Followers were quick to praise the star and show their support, with one commenter writing, “So special, and so much style mate.”
Another summed it all up by writing, “Can’t begin to imagine how proud he would be Robert.”
Damn straight. Yes, it’s a picture of two dudes feeding hunks of meat to a carnivorous semiaquatic reptile, but it’s heartwarming in its own way.
But Rob’s not the only one maintaining the empire his dad created, as the entire family continues to advocate for the wildlife of the world, including wife Terri and daughter Bindi
The Irwin Family On Why It Shouldn’t Just Be The Cute And Cuddly Animals We Save. Credit: PA
“I think now, even more so than when Dad was around, our wildlife is really being depleted as such an incredibly rapid rate,” said Robert.
“I think it’s so important that we can learn to love and respect all animals and natural places, not just the cute and cuddly creatures.”
This was a sentiment shared by the rest of the family, including Bindi, 20, who said, “With our work with Australia Zoo and our non-profit organisation Wildlife Warriors, every single day of our lives is spent continuing Dad’s legacy and making sure that everything he lived for and worked so hard for carries on into the future.”
Terri, 54, went on to explain the importance of conserving apex predators, adding that to help out, you don’t have to have Irwin-sized resources.
Steve’s children, Bindi and Robert Irwin. Credit: PA
“You don’t have to dedicate your entire life to make really positive change, so if you’ve got time, you can do little things – recycle, turn off the lights when you leave a room, turn off the tap when you brush your teeth, that sort of thing really helps,” she told us.
“And if you can volunteer in your local community, you can do something to help – if there’s a clean-up-the-park day or plant-a-tree-day – and then all of us have funds we can put towards things that are so important.”
The message is clear – little changes make big differences, something that Steve would have firmly agreed with.
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