Image: Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, watch as their son Prince George looks at a Bilby which has been named after him at Taronga Zoo in Sydney
Pool / Reuters

TODAY   |  April 20, 2014

Prince George meets George the marsupial on zoo trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, where he met a marsupial named after him and tried to grab his ear.

Share This:

This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>>> we begin this half hour, though, with the latest leg of william and kate 's down under adventure. our chance once again to see this little guy. prince george . the entire family stopped at sydney's zoo where the little prince was able to get up close and personal with the animals.

>> reporter: most children enjoy a trip to the zoo. very few get part of the zoo named after them. if prince george knew all this fuss was for him, he wasn't letting on. he just wanted to wriggle away from his mom. george met another george . an australian bilby. at first he didn't seem sure about sharing his name with a strange marsupial. then like all babies he decided whatever it is, he'd really like to touch it. prince william was heard saying if he gets it, he'll never let go. unlike other royals, prince george can tell us exactly what he thinks of all those long speeches. he'd also had enough of bilbies. even toy ones. as kate and william continue to see the zoo animals, george was taken away. his second public engagement over. we're now getting familiar with his cheeky expressions. the duchess climbed into fighter jets . george turning into the royal everyone wanted to see. everything revolving around the baby now. the tour was organized so kate and william would never be too far from their son. earlier today they went to an easter church service in sydney while george stayed with his nanny. even so the duchess yesterday told another mum how much she's missing him. kate and william are no doubt relieved the tour is almost over and prince george has happily stepped on to the world stage with a little help. for "today," duncan golastani, nbc news, london.