6 Surprising Facts About Quokkas

Meet the Quokkas - small marsupials from the same family as kangaroos, they hop and bound around Rottnest and Bald Islands, Western Australia.

They’re related to kangaroos and wallabies.

Koalas eat fast, regurgitate and eat again. They consume native plants and bark as their primary diet.

They regurgitate their food…and eat it again!

Quokkas are friendly, non-territorial marsupials that happily co-exist with each other and even visit shops on Rottnest Island to say hello.

They are very peaceful and love sharing spaces.

Quokkas are known for their perpetual smile, making them the happiest animal in the world. They have a friendly personality and are often featured in selfies.

They’re known as the happiest animal in the world!

Quokkas, known as the "happiest animal in the world," can climb trees up to 2 meters high to eat leaves. They usually feed on native grasses and plants.

They can also climb trees.

Quokkas may be friendly, but they are still wild animals and can bite, so it's best to admire them from a distance and refrain from petting or cuddling them.

Although friendly, they aren’t harmless.

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