Prince William is in Vietnam to protect animals and we just can’t

Prince William, wildlife hero. Need we say more?

Prince William is currently in Vietnam on his first ever visit to the country, where he’s due to take part in an international conference this Thursday. Detailing animal extinction due to illegal wildlife trade and the fight against it, Prince William will be putting his influence to good use.

As part of his role as president of United for Wildlife, The Duke of Cambridge is meeting Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and vice president Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh today, before the conference starts in earnest tomorrow, where Prince William will be joined by 40 other country representatives and conservation groups.

A statement from his office read:

‘He knows the people of Vietnam will share his concern that we have less than 25 years to save some of our most iconic species from extinction. He believes Vietnam has a real opportunity to be leaders in wildlife conservation.’

With elephant ivory and rhino horns being seized at Vietnamese authorities every week, the country has been identified as one of the most used transit points for trafficked animal contraband.

To honour the cause, and in anticipation for photos of the Prince with other baby animals, we’ve rounded up the many times Prince William has interacted with animals around the world. It’s adorable, it’ll be the best use of your time all day, and you’re welcome.

Prince William feeds a baby rhino

Prince William Baby Rhino

Here he is in an Indian conservation site just casually feeding a baby rhino and our hearts have melted. <3

Prince William stroking a koala

Prince William Koala

Just look at that concentration and care.

Prince William and puppies. (PUPPIES, people!)

Prince William Kate Middleton Puppies

We’re so done. Just done.

Prince William and more baby animals

Prince William and Kate Middleton Baby Elephant

Ugh, he can even multi-task too. Look! Here he is with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, being generally dreamy.

OK. Prince William is even adorable with grown-up animals too

Prince William and an Elephant

 

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