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Robert Irwin Reaches Emotional Milestone Linked to His Father

By Orgesta Tolaj


31 October 2023

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When was the last time you made your parents and the entire world proud at the same time? If your answer is it has not happened yet, somebody already beat you to it! While that might be bad news for you, it is definitely a revelation waiting to unfold. So, who was quicker than you? Well, it is none other than Steve Irwin’s son. Robert Irwin has reached an emotional milestone. It is one that his late father and icon Steve Irwin started first, but could never finish. Here is everything you need to know about the emotional zoo milestone, and why it is so important.

Robert Irwin Reaches Emotional Zoo Milestone

In a touching moment, Robert Irwin, the 19-year-old son of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin, revealed that a significant event had occurred at Australia Zoo. He shared the news through an emotional Instagram video, explaining that a turtle had hatched at the zoo. This, however, was not just any turtle. It marked the birth of the first Irwin’s turtle at the Australia Zoo.

Robert Irwin said: “This is one of the highlights of my entire life and one of the most special moments ever for Australia Zoo. This is the very first Elseya irwini, or Irwin’s turtle, ever hatched for any zoological facility anywhere in the world.”

Why This Emotional Zoo Milestone Is So Important

What makes this moment even more special is the profound connection it has to Robert’s father, Steve Irwin. The Irwin’s turtle is a rare freshwater species that Steve discovered during a hunting trip in 1990. Since then, it had not been bred in a zoo until now, making this event a significant milestone in wildlife conservation and a heartfelt tribute to Steve Irwin’s legacy. The announcement was met with great emotion and enthusiasm from both the Irwin family and wildlife enthusiasts around the world.

The Video Showing Robert Irwin’s Emotional Milestone

The video features an image of Steve Irwin with one of the turtle species, followed by footage of Robert releasing the baby turtle into a pond at the zoo. It symbolizes the connection between the late Steve Irwin and the newly hatched Irwin’s turtle at the Australia Zoo. Robert Irwin then talked about what this would mean to his father, Steve. He said: “For the first time, we’ve got a little baby, and he’s gonna get his first swim in a brand new pond.” Adding: “It’s just so surreal,” he said, he voice wavering. “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.”

Robert Irwin emotional zoo milestone
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Continuing Steve Irwin’s Legacy

Steve Irwin, a renowned wildlife expert, tragically passed away in 2006 at the age of 44, pierced by a stingray barb during a TV episode filming on the Great Barrier Reef. His death was mourned globally, as he had a vast audience due to his educational nature programs, notably “The Crocodile Hunter.” Steve’s legacy lives on through his children, Robert and Bindi Irwin, who carry forward his passion for working with animals and regularly share memories of his life and conservation efforts.

What do you think of this revelation? Were you excited to hear about the findings? Let us know in the comments below!

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