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Jimmy Fallon Gets Wild with Robert Irwin

Sagaponack’s Jimmy Fallon welcomed Robert Irwin—the 13-year-old son of late and beloved Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin—on Thursday’s episode on The Tonight Show, and things got pretty wild.

Like his father before him, Irwin brought a number of his animal friends from Australia Zoo, including a binturong named Orville that smells like popcorn, legless lizards ironically named Lulu and Fluffy, a terrifyingly large dictator scorpion named Jane, a green aracari toucan named Beatrice, and a pair of black bear cubs—Flo and her brother D9, whose name “sounds like a rapper,” at least according to the young Australian animal expert.

Before the creatures hit the stage, Fallon revealed side by side photos of Irwin and his father at the same age, and they look remarkably identical—except for the shirt.

Robert and Steve Irwin compared on NBC's The Tonight Show
Robert and Steve Irwin compared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Watch the video of Fallon and Irwin below to see Fallon get bit by a bear and become petrified while holding a legless lizard.

Irwin’s last visit to The Tonight Show, on February 16, had 54 million views on Facebook, and the video of this visit, seen below, racked up 1.6 million views on YouTube less than 24 hours after it aired.

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