by Samantha Schnurr | Fri., Feb. 17, 2017 5:26 AM
It was one wild evening on The Tonight Show.
In his solo debut on the show, 13-year-old Robert Irwin, the youngest child of the late Steve Irwin, brought the jungle to New York City just for Jimmy Fallon.
"It's so cool to see you like this," the host told the teen. "You're actually your dad." While Robert is not quite the famous "crocodile hunter," he is following in his footsteps in the wildlife department. One by one, Robert introduced Fallon to a handful of his favorite creatures, including an African dwarf crocodile, a screaming armadillo and Lady, the red-tailed boa constrictor.
The typically cool, calm and collected Fallon lost it a bit when he felt the snake begin to squeeze his hand. Fortunately, Robert had a 25-pound sloth waiting in the wings to cuddle the host.
Still, no animal was as endearing as Robert himself, who was the spitting image of his enthusiastic father. "I think I'm the luckiest kid on planet earth," the teen said while recalling his childhood spent at an Australian zoo.
As for the show, it is a significant place for the famous family. "My dad was actually on The Tonight Show quite a while ago and its really nice to be able to follow in his footsteps," he told Fallon.
Big sister Bindi Irwin was equally thrilled about her little brother's appearance. "Tears in my eyes. So proud of @robertirwinphotography," the Dancing With the Stars winner wrote on Instagram.
"You are more and more like Dad every day. I'm forever thankful to be your sister."