Steve Irwin's lookalike son Robert Irwin recreates iconic photo of late father feeding 'Murray' the crocodile
Steve Irwin's son Robert Irwin looks very much like his late father and a recent picture shows exactly that. While recreating a photo of his late father, 15-year-old Robert also shows that he shares the same daring personality traits and showmanship as the legendary Steve.
Robert re-created an iconic photograph of his father feeding Australia Zoo's most dangerous crocodile Murray. In the picture, Robert looks strikingly similar to Steve who also had a similar picture clicked during his career. The two were seen in the same Australia zoo uniform — khaki-colored shorts and a matching shirt.
Robert can be seen freakishly close to the dangerous animal just like Steve was in his picture. Robert even captioned the image, "Dad and me feeding Murray... same place, same croc - two photos 15 years apart."
The famous crocodile hunter had tragically passed away after he had a fatal encounter with a stingray which had struck him in the chest in Queensland in 2006. Robert, who is a passionate wildlife conservationist like his father, recently spoke of all the risks involved in conservation.
Ahead of Robert's new show titled 'Crikey! It's the Irwins', which will premiere on Animal Planet, he explained his passion for wildlife. "We never know how long we are going to be on this earth for, you've got to make the most of every day," he told Daily Mail.
"But I think for me, the wildlife work that I get to do, it's what I live for. It's what I love, it's my passion, it's what dad was passionate about, it's what my family is passionate about. It's something that I definitely want to continue for the rest of my life, it's what I've dedicated my life to," he added.
Robert is the son of Terri Irwin and Steve and also has an older sister, 20-year-old Bindi. It was only last year that 'The Project' host Lisa Wilkinson shared a throwback picture of Robert and Steve at the same age and noted how strikingly similar the two looked.