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Prince George meets George the marsupial on zoo trip

April 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM ET

Video: TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports from the Orange Room on the royal family’s trip overseas to Australia and visit to a zoo, where Prince George met a rabbit bearing his name.

The latest leg of the royal family’s three-week adventure Down Under brought them to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where Prince George got to meet a marsupial named George.

Curious (Prince ) George was ready to leap over the enclosure and get his hands on the bilby, a rabbit-like marsupial, and grab his ear.

"If he gets it he'll never let go," William was overheard saying.

That wasn’t the only up-close animal experience at the zoo. Take a look at some of these fun photos that capture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge getting a hands-on tour. 

Britain's Prince William (top 2nd R) and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (C), pat two echidnas after watching a bird and Australian nativ...
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Will and Kate pat two echidnas.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, right, watch as a Barking Owl fly by during a wildlife show during a visit to Ta...
Rob Griffith / AP
Will and Kate watch as a barking owl flies by during a wildlife show.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet a Koala at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in...
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The royal couple meets a koala at Taronga Zoo.
Britain's Prince William reacts as he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, feed giraffes during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Austral...
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Prince William reacts as he and Kate feed giraffes.
Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives him a toy during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo A...
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Prince George gets a souvenir at the zoo.
Image: Britain's Prince George plays with a toy at a Plunket play group event at Government House in Wellington
James Whatling
From the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in London to playgroup in New Zealand, take a look at the royal baby's adventures.


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