Most people know Steve Irwin for his sense of adventure and the work that he did to educate the public about animals and wildlife conservation. Then Steve died in a tragic accident with a stingray while filming an underwater documentary. It felt as if the world would never know another like him.
Enter into the scene, Steve Irwin’s son Robert. Robert is showing and demonstrating a genuine interest to follow in his dad’s footsteps. This shouldn’t be surprising since he grew up around some of the animals most would consider dangerous and off limits to a child. But Steve and Terri Irwin brought up their son to appreciate and respect wildlife without being fearful of it.
Robert is now 13 years old and already doing some conservation work of his own. The legacy of his father is something that Robert wants to carry on. On father’s day, he shared this photo on Instagram with the following caption:
“This Father’s Day in Australia remembering the best dad in the world. He was all about family and fun and I hope to dedicate my life to honoring his legacy.”
Robert also shared the following photo with this caption: “Flashback to one of my first snake experiences, with Jenny the Burmese python when I was only a few months old!”
Following In His Father’s Footsteps
Just when it seemed the animal conservation world would never be the same without Steve Irwin, Robert has made it his goal to follow in his father’s footsteps. What a gift to us all!