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Heartwarming Moment: Steve Irwin's Son Shares Incredible Moment, Hatching A Baby Turtle of a Species That His Dad Discovered

SOURCE - Robert was overcome with emotion as he spoke about the recent hatching of an Irwin's turtle, which marked the first time the rare freshwater species was bred in a zoo since Steve discovered a female specimen during a crocodile-hunting trip on the Burdekin River in Queensland in 1990.

Well, this made me cry at 9:30am on a Monday morning. Steve Irwin was a TREASURE to this Earth and I am still upset over his death. I will never forget where I was when I found out he passed. I was 7 years old at my aunt's house in Avalon, New Jersey. I was obsessed with animals when I was little so Steve was my idol. I also had no idea that Steve just fully discovered a species of turtle. So it is so cool to see Robert continuing his legacy. Any time I see a video of this family, I just have to support them. They truly love and care about animals and it is so cool.

I actually had the chance to volunteer at the Australia Zoo when I was in high school. I volunteered there for around 2 weeks, and it was the coolest thing I've ever done. At least to me, every person who worked there genuinely cared for each animal and they seemed extremely well taken care of. The zoo is also HUGE.

We need to protect the Irwin family at all costs. Also, Robert if you're single…call me.