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Bindi, 20, and Robert, 14, throw their support behind World Rhino Day

Conservationist siblings Bindi and Robert Irwin have throwm their support behind World Rhino Day.

Taking to social media over the weekend, the children of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, uploaded images of themselves cuddling up to the gentle giants at Australia Zoo.

Bindi, 20, is crouching just behind the animal’s head with both her hands caressing the rhino as it dug into its food.

‘Let’s celebrate our oversized unicorns’: Irwin siblings Bindi (pictured), 20, and Robert, 14, support World Rhino Day by sharing photos of themselves cosying up to the gentle giants 

‘Rhinos are truly magical. May we always protect these gentle giants. Happy World Rhino Day from Australia Zoo,’ Binidi captioned the image.

Bindi’s younger brother Robert, 14, was only three years old when his father died in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart.

However, Steve’s son Robert he still holds his father’s love of animals close to his heart and also shared a snap of himself with a rhino.

'I love our gorgeous rhinos' Robert, 14, also shared a snap of himself with a rhino

‘I love our gorgeous rhinos’ Robert, 14, also shared a snap of himself with a rhino

Like father, like son: Robert, 14, was only three years old when his father died in 2006 but still shares his dad's love of wildlife

Like father, like son: Robert, 14, was only three years old when his father died in 2006 but still shares his dad’s love of wildlife

He shared an image of himself with Australia Zoo rhino DJ and sat on a wooden log while posing with the animal.

‘I love our gorgeous rhinos like DJ here,’ he captioned the image.

‘Around the world rhinos are under threat of extinction with the pressure from poaching. I am so proud of our rhino conservation work, and I hope we can finally see an increase in their numbers one day soon. 

‘Let’s celebrate our oversized unicorns!’ 

Forever the conservationists: The Irwins are currently in America promoting their message about protecting wildlife (Pictured: Robert and Bindi with mother Terri)

Forever the conservationists: The Irwins are currently in America promoting their message about protecting wildlife (Pictured: Robert and Bindi with mother Terri)

World Rhino Day was held on September 22 and began in 2010.

The day is to celebrate all five species of rhino – black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan – and to bring awareness to issues plaguing the species. 

The Irwins are currently in the United States promoting Australia Zoo and conservation. 

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Bindi and Robert have always been involved in the family's conservation efforts (Bindi and Robert pictured with family dog Stella)

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: Bindi and Robert have always been involved in the family’s conservation efforts (Bindi and Robert pictured with family dog Stella)

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