What happens when Prince George goes to the zoo? A whole lot of adorable, that’s what. The nine-month-old royal tot joined parents Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia where they saw many of Australia’s indigenous animals, and from the looks of the photos, Prince George had a grand ‘ol time.

See more photos: 32 shots of Prince George Down Under

We’ve already seen Prince George’s love of animals (just look at how he gazes at family dog Lupo in this family portrait), so it came as no surprise that he was overjoyed to meet some new friends, most notably Bilby George, an endangered nocturnal marsupial who was named after the little prince shortly after his birth last year. Craving an up close look at his visit? Click through the gallery to see eight photos of George at the zoo.