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Robert Irwin biography

ROBERT IRWIN

WITH HIS CHEEKY GRIN AND NATURAL CURIOSITY ROBERT IS A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK!

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Robert Clarence Irwin was born on December 1, 2003 and the abundance of energy he brings to Australia Zoo is contagious! With his love of nature, he enjoys wildlife photography, feeding crocodiles and learning about the world around him.

Every year, Robert is so excited to be a part of the annual Australia Zoo crocodile research trip on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Far North Queensland, helping the experienced croc team catch and tag crocodiles with tracking devices before releasing them back into the wild. Robert is always keen to learn all he can about the biology and natural behaviours of these modern-day dinosaurs!

He is passionate about his work at Australia Zoo, learning from his mum, Terri, and Zoo Director, Wes Mannion, especially when it comes to reptiles. There is nothing he enjoys more than heading out into the Crocoseum to participate in the daily Wildlife Warriors Show, where he has the opportunity to share his love and knowledge of crocodiles.

If Robert isn't to be found with a camera poised in front of his face, lining up the perfect photographic image, he will probably be found out mountain biking on his favourite trails around the Glass House Mountains.

Robert continues to travel around the world with his family visiting locations from the African savannah, to the mountains of New Zealand, cities and wilderness in America and Europe and all throughout the Australian bush. He is always enthusiastic to share his love of wildlife and wild places, in the hope that he may inspire others to help conserve our planet for the future.

Outstanding Achievements:

2009Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards winner "Biggest Greenie"

Cameo role in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove
2013Co-created and provided illustrations for book series Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter

Successfully ended six-year campaign to prevent bauxite strip mining on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve

Lead role in television series Steve Irwin's Wildlife Warriors

TV Week Logie Award nomination "Most Popular New Talent"
2014Co-host for television series Wild But True
2015Guest appearance on Ten Deadliest Snakes with Nigel Marven
2016Junior runner up Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Emmy Award Nomination "Kids: Factual Section" for Wild But True series
2017Began regular guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Named as an Ambassador for Scouts Australia

Finalist in Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, junior category

Received the Luke Curnow Conservation Award
2018Lead role on television series Crikey! It's the Irwins

Highly honoured in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award, Youth category

Highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Youth category