Kate Middleton and Prince William feel earthquake tremors while on safari

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hopped into a jeep Wednesday morning and trekked out to see orphaned baby elephants and rhinos at Kaziranga National Park, a remote region in northeast India.

About 800 kilometres away, a strong earthquake struck Myanmar.

“We felt the tremor very strongly, but all is fine,” said British Deputy High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood, who was staying in the same 12-cottage jungle resort as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

A security personnel stands outside the hotel where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are staying near the Kaziranga National Park, east of Gauhati, Assam state, India , Wednesday, April 13, 2016. A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday night and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, causing residents to rush out of their homes in panic. The tremors were felt in the eastern Indian states of Assam and West Bengal, including in the area of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park.

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Accompanied by wildlife rangers, the royal couple used large bottles of milk to feed the animals in Kaziranga National Park.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge feeding baby rhino and elephants during their visit to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Kaziranga National Park

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The park is also home to water buffalo, endangered swamp deer, tigers and two-thirds of the world’s population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.

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Prince William and Kate saw rhinos, wild boars, buffalos, hog deer and a variety of birds, according to V.S. Bhaskar, a top Assam state government official.

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“They enjoyed the trip quite a lot. They were very happy,” he said.

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Prince William reportedly asked the forest rangers about the conservation challenges they face.

The couple has already visited Mumbai and New Delhi on a week-long tour of India, which included a game of cricket.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge playing cricket at Oval Maidan recreational ground, South Mumbai Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to India – 10 Apr 2016.

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The royal couple is set to spend Wednesday night in the Kaziranga National Park area, and will leave for neighbouring Bhutan on Thursday.

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They are travelling without their two children, two-and-a-half-year-old Prince George and 11-month-old Princess Charlotte.

They had taken Prince George to Australia with them in 2014 on their last royal tour.

-With files from Wasbir Hussain, The Associated Press