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Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin

Robert Clarence Irwin was born on December 1, 2003 and the abundance of energy he brings to Australia Zoo is contagious! Along with a huge affinity for nature, he has a love for wildlife photography, conservation and teaching people about the importance of the natural world.

Robert Irwin Giraffe

Robert’s favourite animals are crocodiles. He educates thousands of guest about these apex predators by showcasing their natural behaviour in Australia Zoo’s daily Wildlife Warrior show. He is also 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 behaviours of these modern-day dinosaurs!

Robert Irwin Crocodile Murray

He is passionate about his work at Australia Zoo, especially when it comes to reptiles – learning from his mum, Terri, and our amazing zoo team. There is nothing he enjoys more than helping care for our huge family of animals, whether that’s training a Komodo dragon, feeding a crocodile or wrangling a snake.

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

Robert Irwin Komodo

Robert continues to support conservation projects around the world with his family in locations all across the globe from the African savannah, to the Sumatran jungle, and the mangroves of Far North Queensland. 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:

2021
  • Won the Wildlife Photographer of The Year, Peoples Choice Award
  • Became an Uncle to Grace Warrior Irwin Powell!

2020
  • Junior Runner Up, Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of The Year
  • Named as an Ambassador for His Royal Highness Prince William’s Earthshot Prize
  • Contributor for the 400tx Film Photography Project
  • Managed Australia Zoo through 78 days of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Filmed season three of Crikey! It’s the Irwins

2019
  • Began campaigning to overturn legislation that allows the harvesting of wild crocodile eggs
  • 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards nomination for Crikey! It’s the Irwins
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Award: Young Achievers award
  • Highly honoured in Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award, youth category
  • Finalist in Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, junior category
  • Commended in The Australian Bird Photographer of The Year Awards
  • Recognised in TIME Magazine’s 100 Next list
  • Filmed season two of Crikey! It’s the Irwins

2018
  • Robert unveiled Steve’s Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Terri and Bindi
  • Lead 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
  • Finalist in Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, junior category

2017
  • Began 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

2016
  • Junior runner up Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
  • Emmy Award Nomination “Kids: Factual Section” for Wild But True series

2015
  • Guest appearance on Ten Deadliest Snakes with Nigel Marven

2014
  • Co-host for television series Wild But True

2013
  • Co-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”

2009
  • Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards winner “Biggest Greenie”
  • Cameo role in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove