Crikey! Robert Irwin graduates from high school at just 15

Robert Irwin may be just 15, but the teenager has juggled global fame AND his studies to graduate from high school three years early!

The son of Terri and Steve Irwin, who helps run Queensland's Australia Zoo, can now add high school graduate to his CV, as he revealed he had managed to finish all his studies way before most kids his age.

The late Crocodile Hunter's son made the announcement on Instagram, revealing that he had been working hard behind the scenes as the family travelled the world, to finish up his studies as soon as he could. 



In the social media snap, Robert can be seen working on his laptop with his pet pug Stella.

He wrote, "Over a decade of study - in planes, trains and thousands of hotel rooms in all corners of the world, and today I've graduated from high school.

"Grade 12 and 2 TAFE certificates done!"



Robert, who was home schooled like his big sister Bindi, clearly has inherited his dad's passion for nature and protecting Aussie wildlife. 

He admitted back in 2013 to Perth Now that he and Bindi both had separate tutors at home, but it was harder when they were on the road. 

"We have two teachers, one for Bindi and one for me," he said. "When we're travelling we have one who teaches us both."

Blonde-haired Robert's had to balance living and working at Australia Zoo with his media commitments and launching his fledgling wildlife photography career.

And while he is rightfully very proud of his own achievements, his family and other Australian celebrities were also quick to heap praise on the teenage boy who will walk his sister down the aisle when she gets married next year. 

"So proud of you!!!" wrote big sis Bindi. 

"Huge congrats," wrote Lisa WIlkinson from The Project. "A heck of an effort with so many passion projects on your plate. Enjoy this moment."

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