It’s a cat-sized marsupial that lives almost exclusively on the Rottnest Island, a little seven by three mile speck off West Australia. Quokkas look like tiny kangaroos, except a bit rattier and with pleasant facial expressions. Here are nine quokkas just chillin’.
When it comes to cute animal pictures, there’s no beating this cheeky creature, who may as well have wandered straight out of a feel-good kids’ movie.
Meet the , a marsupial that seems to have come straight from an animator at Disney, but is actually native to a small corner of southwestern Australia.
Unlike a , the Quokka poses no threat to humans, and — as these pictures make abundantly clear — can be quite friendly.
That friendliness may partially explain why, according to the Perth Zoo, was drastically reduced in number after the dingo and foxes found their way to Australia.