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Robert Irwin captured a ‘home invader’ whilst in South Africa.
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‘Why you lock your doors in SA’: Robert Irwin confronts ‘home intruder’ [video]

Robert Irwin – the son of the late Steve Irwin – shared footage of a ‘home intruder’ during his trip to South Africa…

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Robert Irwin captured a ‘home invader’ whilst in South Africa.
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Robert Irwin, the son of the late Australian animal activist and zookeeper Steve Irwin – affectionately known as the “Crocodile Hunter” –  has documented his trip to South Africa, including his encounter with a “home intruder.”

Like his dad, Steve, Robert has followed in his father’s footsteps with his passion for animals and their conservation.

The 20-year-old is currently in the currently where he is filming the reality TV series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.


In a clip posted on his social media platforms, Robert Irwin shared a behind-the-scenes look at his time in South Africa. In it, the Australian TV star is seen in a thatched hut at an undisclosed location in the wilderness.

Just then, Robert discovers an uninvited guest in his room – a monkey!

“Alright, can you please exit the premises? I don’t need you in my bathroom, mate”, he politely tells the “home intruder.”

To his surprise, the monkey obliges and leaves through an open door.

Steve’s son hilariously captioned the clip: “This is why you lock your doors in South Africa.”

In the comments section, South Africans were amused by Robert Irwin’s gentle approach to the “home invader.”

“The correct terminology is yelling ‘voetsek.’”

“Man was not taught the most important South African phrase…‘tsek’”


In 2006, Steve Irwin died after a short-tail stingray barb while filming a TV special in the Great Barrier Reef.

According to CNN, Steve’s death is believed to be the only stingray fatality caught on camera.

Cameraman Justin Lyons told the Daily Record that the stingray had delivered “hundreds of strikes in a few seconds.” The venom of the sea creature had penetrated Steve’s heart, which stopped moments later.

Steve left behind wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert. The trio have all continued his legacy.


Speaking to Australian Women’s Weekly in February, Robert Irwin marked his father’s 62nd birthday.

He said: “There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think: ‘Gosh, I wonder what I’d ask Dad if he was here.

“When you lose someone, a father figure, at such a young age, who is such a commanding presence of positivity and everything that is good in the world, of course all I want is for him to be here for me, to go, ‘What do you think about this, what do you think about that?. 

He continued: “There are so many things I wish I could ask him on so many levels.”

“I will always feel like I am missing a part of myself, but I never feel like I missed out on anything.”