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By Vidya Rao

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. 

Will and Kate pat two echidnas. WILLIAM WEST / Today
Will and Kate watch as a barking owl flies by during a wildlife show.Rob Griffith / Today
The royal couple meets a koala at Taronga Zoo. Cameron Spencer / Today
Prince William reacts as he and Kate feed giraffes. David Gray / Today
Prince George gets a souvenir at the zoo. POOL / Today
From the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in London to posing with his little sister Charlotte, take a look at the royal baby's adventures.