updated 05/16/2012 AT 5:30 PM ET
•originally published 05/16/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Nicole Richie is going wild Down Under.
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.”
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