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Robert Irwin Recreates Late Father’s Infamous Koala Photo

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16-year-old Robert Irwin shared a photo of him holding a koala recreating his late father, Steve Irwin’s infamous photo. The Australia Zoo resurfaced the iconic picture when they wrote a sweet message about the Irwin family’s contribution to Australian wildlife. Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri opened the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in 2004.

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Robert then posted a photo of him holding a koala, in clear reference of the photo from 16 years ago. Steve and Robert Irwin have a close resemblance as well!

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One user said, “Did anyone else think this was Steve at first?” and another commented, “You have never looked more like your father than you do in this picture.”

Robert and his sister, Bindi often reference their late father on social media in his memory.

Robert is a nature photographer, while his sister has made television appearances on various wildlife shows.

Bindi Irwin Posts Heartfelt Message to Late Dad Steve Irwin