Beaming from ear to ear, the Duchess of Cambridge could barely contain her joy after being given the chance to feed a baby rhino and elephant calf at an animal sanctuary in India

Beaming from ear to ear, the Duchess of Cambridge could barely contain her joy after being given the chance to feed a baby rhino and elephant calf at an animal sanctuary in India today.

Kate and William were delighted to play parents to a group of vulnerable animals who are being nursed back to health after being injured or orphaned in the wild.

But Kate admitted that she was ‘terribly missing’ her own children after four days away, adding that Prince George was ‘too naughty’ to bring on the trip because the two-year-old ‘would be running all over the place’.

She also said the little girls dancing around the village reminded her of 11-month-old Princess Charlotte and told elders: ‘The next time we come, we will definitely bring them.’

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The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she feeds a baby elephant at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Kaziranga

Animal doctor: Kate nurses a baby elephant back to health at a sanctuary helping animals who have been injured, displaced or orphaned

Kate also fed a baby rhino at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Kaziranga, in the state of Assam

A baby rhino gives Kate the runaround at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga

The sanctuary provides emergency care and rehabilitation to wild animals that have been injured, displaced, or orphaned in the wild

Emergency care: Prince William also tries his hand at feeding the calves, using a special bottle to give them milk or formula

Armed with large bottles of milk, the couple fed the hungry animals during a trip to a sanctuary in Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

The calves were clearly impatient to get their meal and bellowed when they first saw rangers approaching with the flasks.

The Duke and Duchess were touring Kaziranga National Park home to elephants, water buffalo, the endangered swamp deer, tigers, and two-thirds of the world’s population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.

The park in the state of Assam in the north east of India is a unique mix of grasslands, wetlands and forest and is more than 800,000 square kilometres in size and has designated a Unesco World Heritage Site

 

 

The Duke and Duchess decorate an elephant parade statue on a visit to the Mark Shand Foundation at Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga Discovery Park was built by Elephant Family, the charity founded by Mark Shand, the late brother of The Duchess of Cornwall

 

A cracking time was had by all: The Duke of Cambridge breaks a coconut on a rock (left) while Kate walks with the CEO of Elephant Family Ruth Powys (right) during a visit to the Mark Shand Foundation at Kaziranga National Park

 

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