Robert Irwin Gets Emotional During ‘One Of The Highlights Of’ His Life Continuing Steve Irwin’s Work

Robert Irwin is continuing his dad’s legacy in a beautiful way. The wildlife conservationist shared with social media followers that the Australia Zoo recently welcomed a very special new creature that is tied back to his late father. “This is the very first Elseya irwini, Irwin’s turtle, ever hatched for any zoological facility, anywhere in the world. This species is a turtle that Dad originally discovered out in the wild, and for the first time, we’ve got a little baby,” he shared. Robert added, “All of the stories from Dad about just how amazing and beautiful they are … I don’t get emotional that much. Dad would be stoked with that. We did it.”