While so many people are going through some grim days, self-isolating and staying at home to avoid getting infected with the novel coronavirus and lower the curve, we can all probably agree that it’s really important to have an isolation buddy to keep ourselves sane. For some, it can be a parent, a loved one or a friend on the other end of the line, for some, it’s a beloved pet. And for some lucky ones, it’s a whole zoo.

Just as these four heroic UK zookeepers who decided to isolate themselves in a wildlife park to take care of the animals, the famous family of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is up to the task to take care of his legacy, the Australia Zoo. Since all family members – Terry Irwin with the kids Robert and Bindi, as well as Bindi’s new husband Chandler, practically live at the zoo anyway, it’s no surprise that animals living at the zoo have become their isolation buddies.

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s 16-year-old son Robert recently shared an adorable selfie with a tortoise named Igloo

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Just like so many of us, the Irwin family locked themselves up in self-isolation due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. But unlike us, they happen to live in a zoo! The whole family’s life spins around the Australia zoo. And there’s no surprise there, after all, it’s their beloved dad Steve Irwin’s legacy, as well as the very special place where Bindi got married.

His mom Terri wittily clarified that the tortoise is the one on the left if any of you were wondering


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The family keeps spoiling their fans with adorable pictures with the animals that live at the zoo. What a way to cheer up people stuck at home! Recently, fans got a special treat from the youngest Irwin, 16-year-old Robert, who shared a photo of himself with a tortoise called Igloo.

It seems the whole family enjoys the company of tortoises, Bindi Irwin’s new husband Chandler included

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Tortoises are land-dwelling reptile species. While all the other turtle species are at least partly aquatic, tortoises spend all of their lives on land. Their size can vary from a few centimeters up to two meters but that’s not the most exciting thing about them. They are known to be the longest living land animal in the world and are known to live over 150 years. An Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita is known as the longest living tortoise, having lived 255 years.

Seems like the perfect company for self-isolation!

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People showed a lot of love for Robert and some even had some witty remarks


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