Prince George has met a bilby named after him. What exactly is a bilby? It is an animal found only in Australia that looks like a cross between a rat and a rabbit. They are as cute as rabbits in any case, and they are endangered. Prince George made a visit to Taronga Zoo with Kate and William on Sunday for Easter, and this is where he met his namesake. On April 20, USA Today reported on the meeting.
Prince George has not made many public outings since his birth, but it was revealed before the Australian trip that he would be in attendance on the Sunday outing to the zoo in Sydney. Residents in the area lined up for hours before the zoo even opened to see Kate, William and Prince George. In fact, the zoo had to shut down the entrance to stop more people from entering while the royals were inside, according to the official twitter.
What happened when Prince George met his namesake? George became quite excited. In fact, Kate had to control him a little. He wanted to touch the creature inside the small enclosure. William fed the bilby his daily rations as well. After the visit, Prince George received a stuffed toy bilby to take home with him.
Bilby's are on the endangered list, and the Sydney Zoo is trying to breed the creature to prevent complete extension. This bilby was named in July 2013 to honor the arrival of Prince George. There is a plaque on the animal's exhibit showing off the honor to all that visit. What do you think of this honor by the Sydney Zoo?