On Wednesday, Kate Middleton shared some precious moments with a baby elephant while visiting the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga National Park in Guwahati, India.
Kate was accompanied by husband Prince William, who was seen petting a rhino. Vivek Menon, the CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, also helped the royal couple learn more about the animals, who are being nursed back to health after suffering injuries or being orphaned in the wild.
Menon said about the royal couple, "They were absolutely thrilled and loved being with the animals. The Duchess loved the baby rhino particularly. The Duke said if he could he would have spent the whole day there.”
Kate and William also took a safari ride around the national park and had a chance to speak with some of the park officials who keep the animals safe from poachers. One park ranger told the couple, "It can be dangerous. That evening there was crossfire between poachers and my team here... The butcher ran off and was later found dead. We recovered rifles and ammo… These things happen a lot. It's a big problem."
The night before, Will and Kate had the chance to watch a young boy doing a fireside dance during a Bihu Festival Celebration at Diphlu River Lodge.
The pair are on a week long visit in India and Kate already has plans to return with the kids. She shared, "The next time we come, we will definitely bring them."