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Robert Irwin – The Wildlife Warrior Continuing His Father‘s Legacy

Full Name Robert Clarence Irwin
Born December 1, 2003 in Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Age 19 Years Old
Parents Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin
Siblings Bindi Irwin (older sister)
Partner Single
Children None
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Net Worth $3 million
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Robert Irwin is an Australian wildlife conservationist, television personality, photographer, and author who is best known for hosting ‘Crikey! It‘s the Irwins‘ on Animal Planet. As a long-time fan, I‘m excited to provide a deeper look into Robert‘s life and passions.

Early Life and Family

Born in Queensland Australia, Robert grew up surrounded by wildlife at his family‘s Australia Zoo. I can just imagine little Robert trailing behind his dad Steve, the original ‘Crocodile Hunter‘, as he cared for animals. It must have been incredible for a young child to explore the zoo and go on adventures with his famous croc-catching dad!

Tragedy struck when Steve Irwin passed away after an accident while filming in 2006. I recall feeling heartbroken hearing that news as a Steve Irwin fan. It clearly impacted Robert deeply losing his dad and mentor at such a young age. However, Robert bravely carried on his family‘s legacy alongside his mother Terri and older sister Bindi who he remains extremely close with.

Passion for Wildlife Takes Flight

Even before he was a regular on TV, stories would circulate among fans about Robert‘s uncanny animal instincts and drive to educate others about wildlife conservation. There‘s a famous story of Robert wrangling a 12-foot python on his 6th birthday – most kids want a puppy, but not the crocodile hunter‘s son!

Here are some of the amazing ways Robert Irwin developed his conservation skills over the years:

  • 2007 – Made his first TV appearance on ‘The Crocodile Hunter Diaries‘ age 3!
  • 2011 – Handled his first venomous snake, a python, under his mom‘s supervision at age 8.
  • 2014 – Went on big sister Bindi‘s tour in the US sharing wildlife info.
  • 2015 – Co-hosted Discovery Kids series ‘Wild But True‘ age 11.
  • 2016 – Starred in first leading TV role on ‘Steve‘s Most Dangerous Adventures‘.

Watching Robert grow up on TV and social media, his passion and knowledge for animals is clearly limitless. What an amazing testament to Irwin family‘s dedication to conservation.

A TV Personality is Born

By 2018, Robert Irwin was ready to take the lead on his family‘s hit Animal Planet series. I still remember 8 months of anticipation waiting for ‘Crikey! It‘s the Irwins‘ to premiere that year. And it did not disappoint!

Seeing Robert with snakes wrapped around his neck or nursing koalas, you can tell he was born to be a wildlife TV host. Some of his most memorable ‘Crikey‘ moments include:

  • Getting bit on the face by a croc named Casper.
  • Wrestling his first snake, a python named Jasmine.
  • Traveling to Africa and swimming with dolphins.
  • Tracking bobcats in Utah‘s mountains for research.

The sky is truly the limit for this talented TV host and conservationist. I can‘t wait to see what exotic adventures he takes on next!

Why Robert Irwin is a Wildlife Warrior

Just like his famous Crocodile Hunter dad, Robert Irwin is clearly a wildlife warrior for the planet. At just 19 years old, Robert‘s accomplishments are truly awe-inspiring:

  • 600k+ Twitter followers – Spreading his message of conservation.
  • 1 million+ Instagram fans – Sharing incredible wildlife pics daily.
  • National Geographic Kids cover – Featured as ‘Explorer in the Making‘.
  • Jimmy Fallon guest – Charming Americans with his down-under animals.
  • UN Environment speech – Advocating for climate policies age 15.

Most importantly, Robert walks the walk when it comes to hands-on conservation. From a young age, he‘s made an impact rehabilitating animals and promoting wildlife education.

As Robert says, "I definitely feel like I have a responsibility to try my best to make a difference." And a difference he is making indeed!

The Future is Bright for Robert

One thing is clear – Robert Irwin has found his true calling in life continuing his family‘s legacy. There is no limit to what this passionate young conservationist can accomplish in the years to come!

We can expect to see Robert develop as:

  • A TV personality – More documentaries and perhaps a late night show guest host!
  • An author – Publishing more books and nature articles.
  • A photographer – Capturing rarely seen animal perspectives.
  • Conservation leader – Running Australia Zoo and supporting global efforts.

Most importantly, Robert will inspire the next generation of wildlife warriors. With his charm, passion and Irwin family legacy, I‘m certain Robert will achieve great things for animals worldwide!