Quokkas are a small herbivorous marsupial of southwestern Australia. They look quite similar to miniature kangaroos and for a good reason – they’re related. The quokka is a herbivorous, nocturnal animal (though you’d never be able to tell from the amount of activity they seem to get up to during the day!)
Clive Wynne, a behavioral scientist from the University of Western Australia, said that quokkas don’t “have any magical cognitive abilities but they’re not stupid.”
This is how the selfie craze started. These pictures are unlike any other as their beautiful and bright smiles alone make for an amazing picture. So for now, here’s a few pictures to brighten up your day and get you by until you can meet one for yourself.
… but not in front of the camera
Quokka happy in its sleep
This quokka looks fully content chowing down on his favourite snack – leaves!
Quokka asking for food
Quokka showing off her baby
Quokka being social
Quokka crashing a wedding
It can go on its tippy toes!
This baby quokka thought it would pop out to say hello to the visitors. So cute!
Quokka on the beach
Quokka always happy