Top Post of 2022: The Quokka!

(This little guy came in first and won so many hearts.  Originally posted on April 3rd, 2022.)

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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16 Responses to Top Post of 2022: The Quokka!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    I’d never heard of or seen a quokka before. They are indeed cute, and I’m glad there is at least one place where they are thriving. So many animals are only going to be seen in zoos.


  2. Great animal and a terrific post.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Oh no wonder this is the top post. How adorable!


  4. V.M.Sang says:

    What lovely little animals.


  5. I can see this guy getting top honors. The images alone would lead to extra clicks.


  6. OMG! Cutest ever!!!!


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