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Robert Irwin Follows In His Dad's Footsteps As He Appears On The Tonight Show

Robert Irwin Follows In His Dad's Footsteps As He Appears On The Tonight Show

Robert Irwin is clearly following in his late dad's footsteps as his made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, holding a giant boa constrictor.

13-year-old Robert was just two when his dad, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, died after being stung by a stingray in 2006.

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Proving that he's as fearless as his dad, Robert spent his time on the show holding a number of exotic animals including a giant boa constrictor called Lady. He told Jimmy, "she's so cute," but he was having none of it, "No, they trick you with the names and it's like an evil thing."

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He also brought a tiny armadillo, which screams; a sloth, and a baby crocodile called Beetlejuice, which, again, Jimmy didn't seem too keen make friends with.

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"My dad called them frogs with sharp teeth" he told Jimmy as he encouraged him to stroke the baby croc's tail, and fair play to him, he did give it a go. Eventually.

His older sister, Bindi, 18, was waiting backstage and she took to Instagram to share a touching side-by-side photograph of her brother and their dad.

Alongside the snap she wrote: "Tears in my eyes. So proud of @robertirwinphotography. You are more and more like Dad every day. I'm forever thankful to be your sister."

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Bindi also shared a backstage picture of her, Robert, their mum Terri, Bindi's boyfriend Chandler Powel and a couple of workers from Australia Zoo.

As well as another gushing caption: "Watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - right now! So excited to see my INCREDIBLE brother. This photo was taken in the Green Room backstage! Are you watching with me? X"

It's not just Robert who is keen to follow in his dad's footsteps, Bindi is also picking up the Crocodile Hunter's legacy.

Late last year she uploaded this clip to her Instagram account where she's wrestling a HUGE crocodile (he's over 15ft) like it's no big deal.

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She often uses social media to share the good work her and the team at Australian Zoo do; alongside the video she posted: "CRIKEY! Check out Big Dunc on the #CrocTrip2016 Our highly experienced @AustraliaZoo Croc Team uses the very same capture techniques that Dad developed so many years ago. Our team leader, Toby Millyard, was trained by Dad himself and continues to help us carry on in his footsteps.

"We truly have the most elite team when it comes to catching crocs and we all share the passion of protecting crocodiles as well as educating others.

"These techniques have allowed us to safely capture crocs such as Big Dunc. Big Dunc is a whopping 15 feet 1.5 inches of sheer power. He is currently the largest crocodile we are tracking in the Wenlock River.

"This is the third time Big Dunc has decided to stop by for a free meal and to say g'day to our team. Somehow he manages to seem bigger and bigger with each visit. Big Dunc is just one of the 146 (and counting) crocodiles we are currently tracking throughout the Wenlock River."

How amazing is this family?

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Bindi Irwin

Topics: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Irwin

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]