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.
||Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards winner "Biggest Greenie"
Cameo role in Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove
||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"
||Co-host for television series Wild But True
||Guest appearance on Ten Deadliest Snakes with Nigel Marven
||Junior runner up Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Emmy Award Nomination "Kids: Factual Section" for Wild But True series
||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
||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