Ahead Of Robert Irwin’s 14th Birthday, Australia Zoo Shared Adorable Pictures Of Him
In October, Discovery Communications announced that the Irwin family were returning to Animal Planet and would work on various projects that would be shown on the channel’s platforms. Animal Planet is the network where the famous late Australian zookeeper and documentaries star Steve Irwin worked for more than a decade. “The Crocodile Hunter” achieved international success due to the world-famous wildlife documentary series with the same name, which he co-hosted with his wife Terri.
Robert's upcoming birthday
Steve Irwin’s son Robert is following his father’s footsteps in taking care of the Australia Zoo and promoting wildlife values. He appeared on his father’s documentary when he was as little as one month old! The audience has known him and loved him ever since, watching him grow up and follow his dad’s footsteps. It’s hard to believe that his young boy is turning 14 on December 1st!
The Australia Zoo has tweeted about his upcoming birthday, sharing adorable pictures of Robert growing up together with a huge Burmese python! They wrote:
Can you believe that Robert is almost 14 years old?! Here he is, growing up with Jenny the Burmese python! Join us Dec 1st for a HUGE celebration at Australia Zoo! Terri & Robert will feed the crocs, there’s fun photography and dinosaur activities and KIDS ARE FREE! See you there.
Can you believe that Robert is almost 14 years old?! Here he is, growing up with Jenny the Burmese python! Join us Dec 1st for a HUGE celebration at Australia Zoo! Terri & Robert will feed the crocs, there’s fun photography and dinosaur activities and KIDS ARE FREE! See you there pic.twitter.com/paOsCtsdAY
— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) November 27, 2017
Robert’s mother, Terri, has also shared one of the cute pictures of her little boy with a python, awaiting his birthday.
— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) November 27, 2017
Continuing father's legacy
Even though Robert takes after his father in taking immense interest in wildlife, the young man revealed that he would like to be his own person, but still continue his father’s legacy. He says:
I am trying to make him proud. I would like him to be proud. It's in my blood, it's in my DNA, and it's in everything I do. Dad never cared about being known for himself, he cared about the message, and that's what I'm trying to do, continue that message.
And Robert seems to be great at doing that! He spends half of his life traveling around the world on research trips, studying nature. He is on homeschooling, but in spite of that, he is already at the level of year 11! He assists around the zoo and spends his free time working on wildlife photography.
Even though Robert was less than three years old when his father died after having been fatally pierced by a stingray, he still has many precious memories about his dad. We wish this young man a great success and lots of inspiration to fulfill all his incredible plans!