Animals

Steve Irwin’s Son Shared A Selfie With His ‘isolation Buddy’

Self-isolating isn't so bad when your home is also a zoo!

People around the world are spending more time at home in order to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some of us are lucky enough to have our pets around to keep us company.

Robert Irwin has a non-human “isolation buddy” as well. The son of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin recently posted an image of himself hanging out with Igloo, an Aldabra tortoise.

Irwin took to Twitter to share a selfie taken with his reptile pal:

“My self-isolation buddy,” he captioned the cheeky photo in which he’s copying Igloo’s expression.

In fact, the Irwins are hunkered down during this time with plenty of animal friends. They live at the Australia Zoo, which was founded by the Irwin family and where Igloo is also a resident. The zoo is home to more than 100 different species, and the organization also focuses on conservation efforts, crocodile research, wildlife protection and education programs.

So Irwin has a number of animals he can turn to for comfort during social distancing days, and he’s been posting multiple images of his self-isolation pals. Here he is with an echidna named Yella. Wow, Yella has a long tongue for eating insects!