8-year-old Robert Irwin, son of the late Steve Irwin, aka Crocodile Hunter has taken over his dad’s role.
The Crocodile Hunter mini-me was spotted at the Australian zoo dressed in the signature Irwin khaki shirt while feeding and holding the baby crocs.
The fearless boy was comfortable around the animals, and why shouldn’t he be? At 1-month old, Robert Irwin was a few inches away from a 12-foot-long croc that dad Steve Irwin was feeding.
Steve Irwin later died in 2006 after being stung in the chest by a stingray. Fortunately, his kids Bindi, 14 and Robert have continued on his legacy.
After Steve allowed his kids to come into close proximity to the dangerous crocs, there have been a number of controversial reports about children coming in contact with potentially dangerous animals. Most recently, a video was released of a dad allowing his toddler to play inside a gorilla cage, and if that doesn’t top the charts, Florida gators have now found their way into kid’s birthday parties. Are we overhyping the fear of these wild animals, or is unpredictability reason enough to keep kids far away from them?