Robert Irwin brilliantly recreates his father's famous koala photo
Robert Irwin, the son of the late "Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin, has taken to Instagram to recreate a famous image of his father holding a koala bear, and the people of the internet couldn't help but comment on how similar the pair look.
The photo shows Robert holding an adorable koala bear, leaning his head against the animal's fur, while dressed in his work uniform for Australia Zoo.
"Did anyone else think this was Steve at first? Beautiful moment captured," wrote one Instagram user, while another corroborated "I legit thought this was Steve."
"He looks so much like his father," added a third.
The zoo in question shared the original image of Steve back in January, when they were detailing their efforts to save injured koalas amid the Australia bushfire crisis.
"We all have a soft spot for koalas. Steve and Terri opened the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in 2004 to treat sick, injured and orphaned animals. Since then we have treated over 90,000 animals, including an average of 800 koalas per year. Thanks to your generous support, we are able to continue Steve’s dream giving wildlife a second chance at life," they wrote in the caption.
Last month, a clearly emotional Robert held back tears while appearing on television to discuss the disastrous bushfires in Australia, and the impact they have had on the country and its native species.
"It's definitely an ongoing issue and we're just trying to do our best to help in any way we can," he said while speaking on Sunrise, alongside his mother, Terri. "But it's a pretty tough situation. We're absolutely heartbroken."
Watch as Robert holds back tears as he speaks about the impact the Australian bushfires are having on animals:
Per The Telegraph, at least 25,000 koalas are believed to have died in a wildfire on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The incident, which occurred in early January, is believed to have potentially devastating consequences for the survival of the species.