Robert Irwin Wiki – Robert Irwin Biography
Robert Clarence Irwin (born 1 December 2003) is an Australian children’s television personality. He hosts Robert’s Real Life Adventures, a program on his family zoo’s internal TV network. He co-hosted the Discovery Kids Channel TV series Wild But True and co-created the book series Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter, and currently stars on the Animal Planet series Crikey! It’s the Irwins with his mother Terri and sister Bindi. He is the son of Steve Irwin.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Born: December 1, 2003 (age 16 years), Buderim, Australia
Citizenship: Dual Australian and American
Nominations: Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent, Dahsyatnya Award for Outstanding Guest Star
Siblings: Bindi Irwin
Parents: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin
Robert Irwin Early life
Robert Irwin was born on 1 December 2003, the second of two children and only son of late Australian television personality, zookeeper and environmentalist Steve Irwin and of Terri Irwin and the grandson of the naturalist and animal conservationist Robert “Bob” Irwin. Robert is a dual citizen of Australia (through his father) and the United States (through his mother). He is of English and Irish ancestry, with an abundance of Irish ancestry on his father’s side. Both Robert and his sister Bindi Irwin were homeschooled at Australia Zoo.
During a public show on 2 January 2004, Robert’s father, Steve, carried Robert, then one month old, in his arm while hand-feeding a chicken carcass to a 3.8-metre (12 ft 6 in) saltwater crocodile. Robert Irwin was close to the crocodile, and comparisons were made in the press to Michael Jackson’s dangling of his son, Prince Michael Jackson II, outside a German hotel window. The incident prompted the Queensland government to change its crocodile-handling laws, banning children and untrained adults from entering crocodile enclosures.
When Robert was almost three years old, his father died from a stingray injury to the heart while filming an underwater documentary.
Robert Irwin Career
In 2009, Irwin had a cameo appearance in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove. In 2012, Irwin appeared alongside his mother and sister in a TV series entitled Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, which earned him a 2013 Logie Award nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent. In 2014 and 2015, Irwin co-hosted a TV series named Wild But True on Discovery Kids Channel. The show was later nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award in the factual category in 2016.
In 2013, Irwin released a series of books, titled Dinosaur Hunter, which he co-authored with Lachlan Creag and Jack Wells.
In 2015, he appeared as a guest on British wildlife series Ten Deadliest Snakes in the episode focused on Australia’s venomous snakes. He guided presenter Nigel Marven in the billabong of Australia Zoo to look for a red-bellied black snake.
Irwin was runner-up in the junior category of the 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Irwin is also a photography contributor to the Australia Zoo Crikey magazine. Irwin has also embarked upon photography expeditions around the world from the Savannah of Africa to the mountains of New Zealand, the wilderness of Europe and everywhere in between the world. He uses his love for photography to help raise awareness about wildlife conservation, he has also raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Irwins’ non-profit organization Wildlife Warriors by auctioning canvas prints of his work at events around the world. He has also met with world leaders such as His Royal Highness Prince Charles to discuss the protection of natural habitat.
On 16 February 2017, Irwin made his late-night television debut when he appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He presented an African dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo, a red-tailed boa, and a sloth to the host Jimmy Fallon. Irwin subsequently went back to appear on The Tonight Show on multiple occasions, showcasing a different selection of animals each time. As of April 2019, Irwin has appeared on the show eleven times. Irwin is also an avid photographer, and is also the leading photography contributor to the Australia Zoo Crikey magazine. He has also embarked upon many photography expeditions around the globe from the savannah of Africa to the mountains of New Zealand, the wilderness of Europe and everywhere in between.
Steve Irwin Cause of Death
Some of the details released immediately after Steve Irwin’s death, and even in the years that followed, were incorrect. The only witness to Steve Irwin’s final moments was his cameraman, who spoke about the confusion and horror surrounding the stingray attack and corrected the record in a 2014 world exclusive interview with Australia’s Studio 10, which is detailed below. He said the barb was not lodged in Irwin’s heart and explained how that would be nearly impossible.