Despite the tragic loss that his family suffered in 2006, Steve Irwin’s son, Robert is determined to follow in his dad’s footsteps. The young crocodile hunter was photographed while holding a baby alligator in his hands looking like his father’s spitting image, the Inquisitr reports.
When Steve Irwin passed away on September 4th, 2006, the world thought they lost the greatest crocodile hunter they had ever known. A recent picture of Steve’s son, Robert Irwin proves just the opposite. The boy was photographed while playing with a small baby alligator reminding everyone of the old schemes his father used to do. As if the shared passion for wild reptiles was not enough to prove that Robert is going to follow in his dad’s footsteps, the boy’s appearance is also very similar to Steve’s. Robert wears the same khaki clothes as his father and even has the same unruly blonde hair that took Steve out of anonymity.
The Irwin family continued to stay close to animals, despite Steve’s death. In fact, it was the late crocodile hunter’s passion for reptiles that determined Terri and her two children, Robert and Bindi Sue to continue loving and caring for crocodiles. Thus, they are now a constant presence at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Australia, where Robert takes care of his own collection of crocodiles.
During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Terri confessed that taking care of reptiles enables her to preserve the memory of her late husband. Moreover, she has always inspired her children to get into the family business, which is why they all live at present inside the Australia Zoo in Beerwah. Both Terri and her children think it is wonderful that they have the chance to live at the Zoo because every day is a new adventure for them.
Robert told Oprah that he is very fond of all reptiles, not just crocodiles. In fact, he was accompanied by a snake that the 8-year-old boy introduced as a Woma species, also known as aspidites ramsayi according to its Latin name.