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Britain's baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

Published on Apr 20, 2014 2:57 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Britain's baby Prince George stepped out in public for the first time in Australia with his parents for a wildlife encounter at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

George, eight months old and third in line to the throne after his father Prince William, stole the show as his parents toured the harbourfront animal park, which overlooks the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The royal family were at the zoo to visit an enclosure for bilbies and meet one of the rabbit-eared native marsupials - named in George's honour.

Dressed in a blue striped shirt, blue shorts and black shoes, the infant prince wriggled excitedly out of Kate's arms as they neared the habitat to get a closer look.

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