You'll Be Dying To Get A Quokka When You Read These 10 Facts About The Mini Marsupial
I'll just go ahead and make the prediction now: the Quokka is about to take the place of cats for the internet's favorite animal. QUOKKA 2016!!!
Kangaroos and Wallabies also belong to the macropod family.
And very cute, at that.
Because, you know, they're giant cat-rats. They're the only land mammal on the island, which is located southwest of Australia.
This is apparently an adaptation–quokkas love to scavenge around campsites and beg for food.
And you can get a $300 fine for doing so.
Sometimes, while fleeing from a predator, a mother quokka will drop her baby from her pouch as a distraction to the predator. Damn, that's cold for such a cute animal.
All though they're frequently sighted out and about during the day, they do most of their business at night.
They love seeds, leaves, and lots of plants.
They're super cute and all, but they're got pretty gnarly claws, and they're classified as vulnerable. I know, we all want one. But the time is not yet right.