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How Robert Irwin Carries on Father Steve Irwin’s Legacy

Photo from Robert Irwin’s Instagram

How Robert Irwin Carries on Father Steve Irwin’s Legacy

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Three decades since the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin discovered a turtle that would be named after him—Irwin’s turtle—his son Robert bred the first turtle of that species since its discovery.

“Wow. This was a special moment. A rare, and unique species under threat in the wild has just been given a second chance,” Irwin posted on X, along with a video.

The video shows Irwin placing the hatchling in a new pond at the Australian Zoo as he fondly recalls his father and his connection to the turtle.

“It’s just so surreal. And all those stories from Dad about just how amazing and beautiful they are…I don’t get emotional that much, but I just know Dad would be really proud. Dad would be stoked,” he said.

Irwin often pays tribute on social media to his late father, who passed away in 2006 from a stingray attack. Recently, the 19-year-old posted two photos together of the father and son feeding the same crocodile.

“Dad and me feeding Murray…same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart,” the younger Irwin posted.

In another post, he shared a video of Steve saying that the “proudest moment of his life” would be to see his children carry on his mission of conservation.

Above the posted video, Robert wrote, “Continuing Dad’s mission will forever be my greatest honour.”

His sister Bindi has also followed in their father’s footsteps as a conservationist and TV personality as she joins Robert and their mother, Terri, on the show CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS.

Bindi is also mother to a two-year-old and recently shared about her struggles with endometriosis as reported by Movieguide®:

“My life now looks completely different than it did before I had my surgery,” Irwin shared with Fox News. “Over the 10 years that I was really battling with endo[metriosis] without knowing it, I would get progressively worse every week and, in the end, before my surgery, I was barely able to get out of bed.” 

She described the pain as a “stabbing feeling” and “really scary,” adding that she had 37 lesions and a chocolate cyst removed during her surgery.

“And now on the other side of surgery, I mean, I’m going for daily zoo walks with my family,” she shared. “I’m able to go to our management meetings and check up on our animals and do the filming work that I love and play with my daughter.”

“And it is just so wonderful. I feel like I see the world in a new way now. I’m able to actually do things again. It does feel like a second chance at life,” she added.

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