His father was one of the most famous animal activist’s on the planet, but Robert Irwin has confessed he doesn’t want to follow in his father, the late Steve Irwin’s footsteps.
Speaking to the Courier Mail, 13-year-old Rob revealed that while he is keen to continue on his father’s legacy, he is also keen to be his own person.
'I don't want be exactly like Dad, I don't want to be Dad, but I do want to continue his legacy,' he said.
'I am trying to make him proud. I would like him to be proud.'
'It's in my blood, it's in my DNA, and it's in everything I do. Dad never cared about being known for himself, he cared about the message, and that's what I'm trying to do, continue that message,' he continued.
And there’s no doubt Steve would be proud of him.
The loveable teen – who is home schooled - currently spends six months out of the year travelling on research trips and uses his spare moments working on his wildlife photography and assisting around the zoo.