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Kate Gosselin and Her Kids Feed Elephants in Australia


Who says elephants love peanuts? In an exclusive first look at a new episode of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin and her kids prove that the animals have a thing for bananas.

“Australia Adventure,” which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on TLC, follows the Gosselins as they travel to Australia – a 21-hour trip with eight kids! – to ring in 2011. The adventures that await them include camping, a boat ride out to sea to swim with sharks, meeting with Australian aborigines to learn about dancing, didgeridoos and boomerangs and a trip to the Australia Zoo in Brisbane to feed the elephants.

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“I’ve never fed an elephant,” Kate says. “I’ve never stood that close to an elephant, and the way they roll their trunks up and snorfle [the bananas] up their trunks was amazing.”

Feeding time at the zoo reminds Kate of home. “This is like you guys at breakfast time,” she tells her kids.