STEVE Irwin’s son Robert is the spitting image of his late father in the same crocodile feeding snap taken 15 years apart.
The Australian zookeeper and television personality passed away at the age of 44 in 2006 when he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray whilst filming a documentary, and his 15-year-old son has shared two images of the pair throwing meat into giant crocodile Murray’s mouth as spectators looked on in the same place.
Robert captioned the Twitter post, “Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart (sic)”
Robert and his sister Bindi Irwin’s mother, Terri Irwin, added to the post, “Steve’s mission is in good hands.”
The family have continued the late Crocodile Hunter’s conservation work ever since he passed away.
Bindi, 20, previously admitted she hopes Steve would be pleased with the progress they are making.
Speaking in an episode of their reality show Crikey! It’s the Irwins, Bindi said last year, “I think that maybe Dad might be out there somewhere, smiling, going, ‘You beauty. You’re using the boat. I hope he’d be proud of us and I hope he’d be happy to see all the wonderful turtle releases we’ve done.”
The episode showed Bindi and her mother releasing a turtle named Eurong back into the ocean, while Robert headed into the water with his camera equipment to film the occasion.
Bindi added, “This is the most important part of our lives.
“Months of work has gone into protecting this beautiful little life, and to come to the moment to release Eurong back to the wild. This is what we live for.”
Steve’s eldest child was just eight years old when her dad died, and she recently admitted it has been “scary” going into “unknown territory” without a father figure, and that “it felt right” to film because she was “used” to being in front of the camera, and has helped her feel more comfortable since Steve’s death. – BANG!