Mon, 3 Dec, 2018
Just like dad! Robert Irwin is spitting image of dad Steve Irwin in never-before-seen photo
Looking at Robert Irwin, it doesn’t take a genius to see how much he resembles his late father Steve Irwin, but after a photo showing the two side by side was shared online, it’s remarkable just how much he looks like his famous dad.
Host of The Sunday Project, Lisa Wilkinson, interviewed the Irwin family and later, took to Instagram to share a photo of Robert, 15, next to a photo of his dad when he was roughly the same age.
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And if you were thinking tonight just how much Robert Irwin is looking like his late dad Steve Irwin, here’s proof. That’s Robert on the left, and his dad Steve around the same age on the right. Amazing. @robertirwinphotography @australiazoo #australiazoo #robertirwin #steveirwin #theirwins #crikey #sunshinecoast #australia @animalplanet
“That’s Robert on the left and his dad Steve around the same age on the right,” Wilkinson captioned the photo. “Amazing.”
It didn’t take long for the photo to gain traction, as users flooded the comment section with their reactions, saying: “I swore I was looking at two photos of Robert”, “Spitting image”, and “Uncanny!”
On last night’s episode, Robert told Wilkinson that despite his dad not being around, he still feels a strong connection to the late zookeeper.
“I feel closest to Dad when I’m working with the animals that he really loved,” he said.
And that rings true, as Robert is regularly seen following in the footsteps of his father as he has a passion for conserving wildlife and appears on US television shows to deliver his message.
Robert has been invited on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon several times over the last two years to showcase different animals from the wild. His most recent appearance has garnered over 20 million views on YouTube since September.
Do you think they look alike?