After watching his most recent TikTok video, everyone’s heart went out to Robert Irwin, and many are pleading with him to take a break from social media.
Robert Irwin is well-known to the public as the late Steve Irwin’s son.
And during the past ten years, Robert Irwin has worked tirelessly at the family’s Australia Zoo with his mother Terri and sister Bindi, delighting admirers of the Irwin family from all around the world.
The national treasure of Australia was and continues to be Steve Irwin.
The Australian was a fervent supporter of animal rights and conservation and was perhaps best known for his popular television series The Crocodile Hunter.
Steve’s unusual method of dealing with wildlife made The Crocodile Hunter renowned.
The show broadcast 64 episodes over the course of 5 seasons, from 1997 to 2004.
He was obviously passionate about conservation.
And Steve would go above and beyond, off-camera as well, to safeguard Australia’s wildlife.
His compassion for all living things was evident.
And it was this that made everyone in the world adore him.
Steve wed the love of his life in 1992.
Terri is an author and conservationist from the United States who now calls Queensland, Australia home.
The Crocodile Hunter featured Terri and Steve in the lead roles.
And it was clear that the couple was meant to be together.
The couple soon after began a family.
It must be noted that Bindi and Robert Irwin, who were both born in 1998 and 2003, constituted the cutest family.
Robert and Bindi displayed the same zeal as their father. I started working at such an early age.
Sadly, things started to go south in 2006…
On September 4th, while Steve was filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for the documentary series Ocean’s Deadliest, he was stabbed in the chest by a rogue stingray barb while snorkelling.
It was soon obvious that the sting was lethal.
Steve thought the stingray’s barb had merely perforated his lung, but it had really pierced his heart, leading the conservationist to rapidly pass out.
Sadly, he succumbed to his wounds.
“Even if we had been able to get him into an emergency room at that point, the damage to his heart was so severe that we probably wouldn’t have been able to save him.
We’re telling him things like, “Think of your kids, Steve, hang on, hang on,” as we’re motoring back, and I’m yelling at one of the other crew members in the boat to put their palm over the wound.
He simply said, “I’m dying,” while gazing up at me in a serene manner. And it was the last thing he spoke,” sadly recounted one of the underwater cameramen.
The cameraman gave Steve CPR for one hour until they had returned him to the main boat.
Tragically, though, shortly after, paramedics declared him dead.
For everyone who knew and loved him, the news was terrible.
Of course, there was also the family he had left behind.
Terri and their kids have found it challenging to deal with this loss…
In many aspects, Robert resembles his father exactly.
Additionally, he frequently appears on American television to promote the Australia Zoo and the conservation work that he and his family are involved in.
Most recently, on Father’s Day, he honoured his father.
“I had the world’s greatest father. He commented on TikTok, “Thinking about him and remembering nothing but good times.
Robert compiled a charming montage of the precious moments he had spent with his father.
We couldn’t help but feel moved as she said, “I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day in the US – sending love to those who couldn’t celebrate with their Dad.”
He is a pretty active 18-year-old, in fact.
And like his father, Robert prefers to advocate for conservation and animal rights, particularly for animals in Australia, in his free time rather than attending parties and playing video games.
But in February of this year, a video of his encounter with a crocodile went viral after it horrified many people with his lack of regard for the reptile.
People were astounded at Robert’s level of “cruelty.”
Robert was almost attacked while attempting to feed Casper, a crocodile at the zoo.
When Robert was being tried to be distracted by food, Casper completely ignored it and kept trying to hit him.
The keeper yelled “Bail, bail, bail!” as a result, and other keepers rushed into the cage to assist him.
Thankfully, neither Robert nor Casper suffered any injuries as a result!
The video was subsequently uploaded by Robert to Instagram with the remark, “The conclusion of ‘Crikey! Go watch It’s the Irwins’, which is currently airing at 8 p.m. in the USA!
The best is definitely reserved for last, and that includes one of my favourite croc feeds ever!
With our crocs, we put an emphasis on natural behaviour. They get to exercise all of their predatory instincts and they really enjoy it when you get in their enclosures with them and let them put on those tremendous strikes from the water’s edge!
Additionally, we can inform everyone about conservation, he added. However, our own safety is equally important, and you must know when to call for it. And we were forced to leave since Casper was such a strong and swift croc.
However, several people slammed the keeper for his behaviour after he published his post, saying he was “using animals as amusement.”
Since then, Robert has responded to these remarks, speaking with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon on Tuesday’s Today programme.
Robert said, “Everything always gets blown up and made into a huge event.
I personally feel closest to my father when I’m in there working with the animals he loved. For me, it’s an adrenaline rush and an exciting thing to do.
“So many of our crocodiles are the originals, the ones we’ve worked with from day one,” Robert continued. It gives me great honour to carry on that legacy.
Yes, they are dangerous, but they are also incredible beings that deserve our respect.
As of right now, Robert, who is only 18 years old, has around 19 million likes on his videos and millions of followers across social media platforms like TikTok.
Additionally, he has received a tonne of compliments, all of which always reference his father.
The customary response to one of Robert’s videos was recently replicated by TikToker @sa99ymaggie, though, as followers argue it’s not always a good idea to include his father under every post.
4.6 million people have watched the TikTok, and they expressed their agreement with her point in the comments section.
Facts!, a commenter said. Can’t people just let him live without constantly bringing up his father?
One person wrote: “NO SERIOUSLY LIKE ‘hello people, I saved a snake today,’ ‘omg remember when your dad sadly passed away and you were only a child?’” another wrote: “NO SERIOUSLY LIKE THAT? that was awful.