Nick & Vanessa Lachey Cuddle Critters Down Under

Nick and Vanessa Lachey

Courtesy Vanessa Lachey

updated 03/28/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 03/28/2012 AT 4:30 PM ET

It’s good practice for parenthood!

Nick Lachey and his expectant wife Vanessa cradled the critters at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo this week, and shared photos of the experience on Twitter.

“Giving & getting some Love at the Sydney Zoo!” they both Tweeted, sharing a collage of their meet-and-greet. The couple, who are expecting their first child later this year, posed next to a koala and shared a close-up of a nosey kangaroo.

In a few months, the pair will be cooing over an entirely different animal: a newborn!

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