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Crocodile Hunter's son follows in father's footsteps

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 01:01

Oct. 3 - Son of the late Steve Irwin feeds his first saltwater croc at the family zoo in Beerwah, Australia. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.

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Robert Irwin is keeping the spirit of the late Crocodile Hunter alive. Like his father, the eight-year-old showed no fear as he fed his first saltwater croc at the family-owned zoo in Australia. (SOUNDBITE) Robert Irwin, son of late Steve Irwin, saying (English): "When they're walking right at you, it's kind of funny watching that, how they're striking up. Not too nervous, but it was pretty fun." Steve Irwin, who passed away in 2006, showed Robert the wildlife ropes when he was just one month old. (SOUNDBITE) Robert Irwin, son of late Steve Irwin, saying (English): "Living in a zoo, no, I'm not really scared of anything. But it's pretty fun. Every day I get to wake up to the tigers and elephants and crocs and everything." Today, his mother Terri and sister Bindi continue Irwin's mission to preserve and protect Australia's wildlife.

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Crocodile Hunter's son follows in father's footsteps

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 01:01