Robert Irwin recently opened up about striving to be the "fun uncle" with his sister Bindi Irwin's baby daughter Grace Warrior

By Benjamin VanHoose
July 06, 2021 12:54 PM
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Robert Irwin can't get enough of his baby niece!

The 17-year-old Crikey! It's the Irwins star shared a pair of snapshots on Instagram Tuesday, in which he happily holds his sister Bindi Irwin's daughter Grace Warrior, 3 months. Robert and Grace both smile in the adorable family moments.

"Uncle life is just the best ☺️ Look at Grace's little smile!!!!" he captioned the post.

Robert told Entertainment Tonight last week all about his efforts to become the "fun uncle" with Grace, whom Bindi shares with her husband Chandler Powell: "I'm already trying to teach her how to play the guitar. It's one of my passions, so she'll always go to sleep when I play the guitar. She loves it. You know, I'm trying to be the fun Uncle Robert!"

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He added to ET of baby Grace, "She's at that age now where she's really reacting to things, you know, when she sees a new animal. We met a koala for the first time the other day and her little face, she was all kinds of sleepy, and she saw that koala and her face just lit up. The biggest smile, and it was amazing. I can already tell she is a wildlife warrior. And I cannot wait to just introduce her to everything zoo life."

Robert Irwin loves being fun uncle to baby grace
Credit: Robert Irwin/ instagram

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Back in April, Robert wrote on Instagram, "Being Grace's uncle is awesome!! I can't wait to watch this little warrior grow up and take on the world - I reckon she'll be running the zoo in no time!"

"I feel so honoured that I'll get to share all the amazing experiences that I had growing up in a zoo, and teach her about everything from rescuing wildlife to caring for our family of animals!" he added.

New mom Bindi, 22, recently discussed her excitement of wanting to focus on the "extraordinary" bond that she's already created with her newborn. "When we first got her home, it's as if she's always been with us," she told PEOPLE. "It's a really strange feeling when you can't remember what your life was like before this beautiful little person. I never knew love like this before."