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Family Photo: The Richie-Maddens’ Day at the Zoo

05/16/2012 at 04:00 PM ET
Courtesy Taronga Zoo

Nicole Richie is going wild Down Under.

The Fashion Star mentor, who is in Sydney with husband Joel Madden, a judge on The Voice Australia, spent a family day at the Taronga Zoo with children Harlow, 4, and Sparrow, 2½.

They met a friendly giraffe and took turns feeding the animal carrots by hand. Both young and old seemed thrilled by the encounter: The children were googly-eyed, while Richie looked awed as she took photos of the giraffe on her phone.

Later, the group had a special meeting with another zoo resident, Yindi the koala.

“Thanks [Taronga] Zoo for having us today with the kids,” Madden Tweeted. “They are still buzzing from it. Can’t get enough. We’ll be back fo sho.”

– Helin Jung

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Kim on

Love that zoo, such a awesome spot on Sydney Harbour, such a weird contrast to see giraffes with the skyline of Sydney right behind them :)

Lola on

Love this beautiful family! So cute how Row is wearing an Orioles hat..Joel loves his teams for sure!!

Anonymous on

So cute…and Harlow is a mini-Nicole!

Jillian on

What a beautiful family!

Mary

emmalee on

Love this family!! Two beautiful children and a mama and papa that seem to be very supportive of each other.

kerrialexandra on

Love the Madden family. I follow both Joel and Nicole Richie on Twitter, they are so funny and so cute!

Marky on

Love this family! Nicole is someone who really seemed to grow up when she got pregnant. She appears to be doing a good job with her children, and I love the way they do family things together like this. Just so relaxed and caring as parents, and the kids seem to be thriving! Hope they last and last! She’s adorable herself….

Cdyana on

LOVE the names of her children, especially Harlow. The names are different but not completely stupid. I also like Nicole so much more since she’s ‘disassociated’ herself from Paris H.

lorena on

really? fo sho????

Doreen on

Lets Go O’s!!!!

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