But not only has the teenage conservationist followed in his late father’s career footsteps – adding that working with Steve’s favourite animals makes him “feel the closest” to his dad, he bears a striking resemblance to the beloved Australian icon.
In fact – in a photo Lisa shared to Instagram after the interview with Robert, his 20-year-old sister Bindi and mother Terri, it’s almost impossible to tell them apart.
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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
Sharing the side-by-side photo with the caption: “That’s Robert on the left and his dad Steve around the same age on the right. Amazing,” hundreds of fans shared Lisa’s thoughts.
The image attracted a flood of comments, including: “I swore I was looking at two photos of Robert”, “Spitting image,” and “Uncanny!”