Steve would be proud: Robert Irwin is the spitting image of his late father as he celebrates his 17th birthday at Australia Zoo with his mother Terri
Robert Irwin looked very grown up as he celebrated his 17th birthday on Tuesday.
To mark the occasion, the wildlife photographer spent the day at Australia Zoo in Queensland with his mother, Terri.
The pair were all smiles as they unveiled the zoo’s new statues of the extinct Australian marsupial, the Diprotodon.
Mature! Robert Irwin (left) looked very grown up as he celebrated his 17th birthday alongside his mother, Terri (right), at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Tuesday
Robert – who is the spitting image of his later father, Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin – was dressed in Australia Zoo’s signature khaki uniform.
Terri wore a similar outfit, but she opted for a long-sleeved shirt and pants instead of a short-sleeved shirt and cargo shorts.
She styled her brunette hair into a ponytail and kept her makeup natural with flawless foundation and a touch of eyeliner.
Proud: To mark the occasion, the teenage wildlife photographer unveiled Australia Zoo’s new statues of the extinct Australian marsupial, the Diprotodon
The mother-son duo posed for several photos while unveiling the Diprotodon statues, and also spoke to several media outlets.
They appeared to be in good spirits as they laughed and chatting to guests. At one stage, Terri planted a kiss on her son’s cheek.
It comes after Robert’s sister, Bindi, who is pregnant with her first child, shared a heartfelt tribute to her younger brother on Instagram.
Sweet: The mother/son duo appeared to be in good spirits laughing and chatting away, and at one point Terri touchingly planted a kiss on her son’s cheek
Well dressed: Robert was dressed in his Australia Zoo uniform, featuring a khaki shirt and matching shorts, which he paired with sneakers and a watch
Sisterly love: It comes after his pregnant sister Bindi, 22, shared a heartfelt tribute to her younger brother
Bindi, 22, shared several photos from her wedding to Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo earlier this year, which showed Robert walking her down the aisle and hugging her at the altar.
‘Happy birthday to my amazing brother! Your kind heart and fantastic sense of humour makes my every day,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘Our baby girl is going to love her “funcle” (fun uncle) so very much. You’re one of the brightest lights the world has ever seen. I’ll always be here for you. Love you!’
Bindi and Chandler are expecting a daughter early next year.
‘Happy birthday to my amazing brother!’ The mother-to-be shared photos from her wedding to Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo earlier this year, which showed Robert walking her down the aisle