The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It seems the late Steve Irwin's son, Robert Irwin, has inherited his father's love of animals, even reptiles, just like older sister Bindi. He brought his enthusiasm for snakes and sloths to the Tonight Show where Jimmy Fallon greeted Robert's scaly friends with open arms, albeit somewhat reluctantly. The video is priceless.
Sadly, Robert is almost too young to remember his dad, but clearly his mom and sister have helped keep the memory alive for him, and the entire family remains very actively involved with the Australia Zoo in Queensland.
In addition to the giant python and Kristen Bell's favorite animal, Robert brought on an armadillo and some honestly adorable mini crocodiles. But beyond his amazing menagerie, what's really striking is how much this youngster resembles his father, who passed away in 2006 from a deadly stingray attack.
Steve Irwin's death hit hard worldwide. He was a man that loved animals and wanted to teach the world about them in an effort to remind us that we aren't the only species occupying this planet. On Thursday's episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Robert Irwin showed the world that he is his father's son.
There were mini crocodiles, a rather loud armadillo, two sloths, and in true Irwin fashion, a giant snake that could end the Tonight Show host's life and almost ended up leaving the set with Jimmy Fallon's hand.
While the animals were great, it was really Robert that stole the show. He charmed Fallon, the audience, and viewers at home with the same charismatic passion for animals his late father had.
We'll be seeing a lot more of Robert in the future without a doubt.
Steve would be proud.
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