Kim Kardashian cuddles a koala while visiting Australia Zoo with Kanye West and North West

Kanye West took his wife Kim Kardashian and their daughter North to the Australian Zoo to visit the koala bears over the weekend.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was so excited she posted a picture of herself hugging the furry marsupials at Australia Zoo in Queensland, which was founded by famed late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.

She also got up close with a cheetah, although her rapper husband hung back with their little girl. The supercouple made a relatively discreet visit, slipping almost unnoticed into the Crocoseum to watch the crocodile show.

Kim has recently revealed that North is talking now, with her first words Mama and Dada. She apparently also says Ta Ta for thank you.

At the weekend, they left Nori behind for a shopping spree. The duo spent thousands on designer clothes at stores in Sydney such as Hermes, Parlour X, a boutique which stocks labels like Celine and Balenciaga and Assin, which sells cutting edge fashion from the likes ofMaison Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester.

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The paparazzi went into overdrive as his wife was in one of her typical figure-hugging outfits. Kanye was also looking eyecatching with his hair had been shaved into a series of distinctive arrow-shaped patterns.

The hip hop star has been facing controversy after stopping one concert to wait for a fan to get on their feet – before realising they were in a wheelchair.

Kanye said he wouldn’t sing his hit Good Life until every single fan was on their feet, saying only those with "a handicap pass and special parking" were exempt.

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He then sent his bodyguard into the arena to check whether audience members who weren’t standing were disabled. One concert goer waved a prosthetic limb, while another was in a wheelchair.

A source later told People: “There was no malicious intent to offend. Anyone that has been to a Kanye concert knows that he asks for crowd participation.”

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