Derek Hough has finally made his way down unda! After winning Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” with his partner Bindi Irwin, the six-time Mirror Ball champion decided to reward himself by taking a solo vacation. The 30-year-old fan favorite began his breathtaking journey in Hawaii, where he free swam with sharks, and continued the adventure in Australia, which is when he reunited with his ballroom buddy.
“So happy to get to introduce you to our world here in Australia,” Irwin captioned a photo of herself and Hough -- who was sporting Irwin’s iconic khaki look -- posing with a rhinoceros. “You are officially a Wildlife Warrior. Bring on the adventure!”
— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) December 7, 2015
But that was only the first animal selfie Hough took while exploring Irwin’s homeland. The “DWTS” pro also struck a pose with a lemur and lounged in the grass with a kangaroo while visiting the Australia Zoo. But despite all the animal photos posted to Hough’s Instagram account, fans have yet to see the dancer snap a photo with his namesake.
During her appearance on the Australian morning talk show “Sunrise,” the 17-year-old animal activist revealed that she was looking forward to her “DWTS” partner paying a visit to her home so he could meet the zoo creature named after him: a koala.
"Although he may not be as smooth on the dance floor or as light on his feet as his namesake, he sure is good at melting hearts!” the Australia zoo spoke of Derek the koala, posting a picture of the fuzzy marsupial to their Twitter account. "You can spot him at our koala 'mums and bubs' area throughout the day where the koalas are always keen to pose for a photo!"
Looks like this photogenic critter may just out-pose the handsome Hough!