The fashion designer hangs out with Australian wildlife at the Taronga Zoo


Nicky Hilton went from the catwalk to walking among wildlife during her visit Down Under. The designer, who was in Sydney to model during Australian Fashion Week, visited with a curled-up koala on Wednesday at the Taronga Zoo.

She wanted to get even closer to the fluffy marsupial, but Tweeted that she wasn’t allowed to cuddle it. “I was just informed [it’s] illegal to hold a koala in New South Wales. You can only pet them,” she wrote. No exceptions – not even for heiresses!

Hilton did get to see more wildlife in action, and posted a photo of a baby koala being cradled by its mother. The socialite – who’s used to being pursued by paparazzi – even spent some time chasing after a jumpy baby wallaby.