Kate Middleton Feeds Baby Elephants and Rhinos, Best Photo Op EVER

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This is friggin’ precious.

Day 4 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s India tour was easily the most entertaining, because BABY ELEPHANTS and BABY RHINOS.

The morning kicked off with an open-air drive around Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage site.

According to Kate’s Closet, Catherine came dressed for the occasion in R.M Williams’ “Gretna” shirt, Zara Jeans and Sebago moccasins, which she’s gotten a lot of use out of, including the 2011 North American tour.

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The Game drive looked liek a blast, and Catherine was visibly excited at every turn. 

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According to People‘s Simon Perry, she squeezed William’s leg as they were about to take off and said “we’re all safe.”

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Perhaps the highlight for royal fans was watching the Cambridges feed orphaned baby elephants and rhinos at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation.

Catherine changed into Topshop’s  (currently sold-out) embroidered print midi dress ($140) with her Dune London espadrilles and dangly earrings that she’s probably had forever.

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The centre provides emergency medical care  to wild animals that have been injured, displaced, or orphaned, with a rehabilitation and re-release rate of 60%.

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William and Catherine gave the wee ones their bubbas, and Catherine seemed completely smitten-kitten with her temporary charges.

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William, according to Perry said that he and Catherine “could have spent the whole day” with the animals.

Afterwards, William and Catherine visited the Kaziranga Discovery Centre built by Elephant Family, the charity founded by the Duchess of Cornwall’s late brother, Mark Shand.

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There, the royal couple helped paint an elephant sculptures that will be used in India’s elephant parade, put on by EF.

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Before taking “down time” ahead of tomorrow’s flight to Bhutan, William and Catherine met with local villagers who had to be relocated out of harm’s way by the Elephant Family.

The reason being that homes were in the path of an elephant corridor, and families would have risked getting trampled.

There, Catherine fielded questions from the villages’ children.  When asked why Prince George wasn’t with them, Catherine totally sold her son down the river.

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“Because George is too naughty,” she answered, according to reporters.

“He would be running all over the place. The next time we come we will definitely bring them.”

Well, then!

Tonight, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar, India, and tremors could be felt where the royal party and reporters alike were staying near Assam.

Fortunately, everyone is safe.

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Alrighty roo – what did we think of Catherine’s outfits today?  Could you just plant a wet one on those babies rhinos and dumbos?

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