The World’s Happiest Animal: The Quokka

Hello again for another animal.  This one is the ‘World’s Happiest Animals’ because they always seem to be smiling.  They aren’t afraid of people either, so there’s a trend to get a selfie with them.  Of course, they live in Australia, so you can’t do it that easily unless you’re a local.  What are they?

The Quokka

Now, this is a type of wallaby, which means they’re a marsupial.  They are considered vulnerable for the following reasons:

  • Loss of habitat
  • Mostly the introduction of dogs, cats, and foxes to their habit.  These aren’t their normal predators, so these animals have weakened their populations.  Foxes are apparently the biggest issue for them.

Here’s a site with more info.  QUOKKA!

Since they’re a type of wallaby, they’re a subspecies themselves.  So I won’t have different types.  Means more pictures of them in general.  Enjoy.  (All images found in Google Image Searc.)

And let’s not forget some videoes.  The second one is very informative.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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27 Responses to The World’s Happiest Animal: The Quokka

  1. You’re right. They look pretty darned happy. I think hanging out on that beach for a week (with no news or social media) could change my whole attitude.


  2. This was terrific, Charles. For the first time, humans haven’t done damage to the population.


  3. V.M.Sang says:

    What a cute animal.
    I’ve not had an email saying you’ve posted anything recently. I hope you’ve been alright and it’s just WordPress being annoying.


  4. It’s stomach should be happy.. which in turn makes it happy… I guess… 90 %

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  5. Such adorable critters. They do seem very happy. Thanks for sharing, Charles. Great video clips.


  6. Jennie says:

    I love this! Made my day.


  7. noelleg44 says:

    Happy! I’d definitely like to hang out with them – they are so cute!


  8. Awww, they are looking so cute. Watching them eat is a real pleasure. It’s rare to see how one can eat so delightfully. Lol Thanks for sharing this wonderful information, Charles! Have a good week! xx Michael


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