Prince George Squeals With Delight Upon Meeting Bilby Named After Him

Marsupial at Sydney's Taronga Zoo named after young prince.

April 20, 2014— -- Call it a meeting of the adorable minds.

Prince George met a bilby named after him while visiting the Taronga Zoo in Sydney today with his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton. He squealed with delight upon seeing the marsupial, known as Australia's Easter Bunny.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped officially open the new enclosure at the zoo, which was named the Prince George Bilby Exhibit.

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Prince William held his son - who turns 9-months-old Tuesday - against the enclosure as he peeked over the glass to get a closer look at the bilby. The marsupial was originally named Boy but was renamed George to celebrate the Prince's birth.

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Prince George also received a road sign that he promptly chewed on and a stuffed bilby, which he flung to the floor when his mother handed it to him.

The royal family has been touring New Zealand and Australia since late last month.

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