Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin’s son feeds crocs for the first time aged EIGHT

October 2, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin’s son is following in his late father’s footsteps by feeding freshwater crocodiles for the first time – at the age of eight.

Fearless Robert Irwin fed the dangerous reptiles garfish in public view at Australia Zoo.

With his blond bowl haircut and khaki clothes, the pint-sized wildlife warrior was a spitting image of his famous father, who was tragically killed in 2006.

Steve Irwin's son Robert, 8, feeding crocodiles for the first time in Australia

Steve Irwin’s son Robert, 8, feeding crocodiles for the first time in Australia

It is the first step up from feeding American alligators for the little lad, who will be hoping to feed the larger, more aggressive saltwater crocs next.

Freshwater crocodiles mainly live off fish, crustaceans and insects and can grow up to 10-feet long.

But the saltwater crocodile, which lives in fresh and saltwater, are known to be TWICE the size and possess the world’s most powerful bite.

Steve Irwin's wife Terri and their son Robert

Steve Irwin’s wife Terri and their son Robert

His mum, Terri Irwin, who runs Australia Zoo, said:  “I’m so proud of Robert, he’s growing up to be a chip off the old block.”

The youngster will appearing alongside him mum and sister Bindi, 14, in a new series called Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors.

Terri added: “This is an exciting new show giving Robert his first fair dinkum go on television.  With exciting archive footage of Steve in every episode, you’ll see how Robert and Bindi are continuing his legacy.”

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