The quokka (Setonix brachyurus), the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal.
Quokkas can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island just off Perth and Bald Island near Albany. A small mainland colony exists in the protected area of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, where they co-exist with the critically endangered Gilbert's potoroo.
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Hello, cute photo! They are adorable critters. Thanks for linking up and sharing this post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and have a great new week!ReplyDelete
Cute animals and great photo!!ReplyDelete
What unique animals, I don't think I've ever heard of them beforeReplyDelete
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Aw they look like real charactersReplyDelete
The long trip to Rottnest and the quokkas is absolutely worthwhile.ReplyDelete
Wow! Such pretty faces!ReplyDelete