The Latest: Pence meets Australia's cuddly creatures

The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Mike Pence, meet Bai'yali the koala.

The U.S. Vice President and his family toured Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday, taking a break from a 10-day tour of Asia to pet kangaroos, an emu and the koala, the cuddly creature native to Australia.

Pence and his wife, Karen, and daughters Charlotte and Audrey fed the emu and kangaroos bunches of leaves and branches. They later stood near a sweeping vista of Sydney Harbour while zookeepers showed them a possum, an echidna, an owl and the koala.

Pence and his family will take a boat cruise in Sydney Harbour and tour the Sydney Opera House later in the day.