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Quokka

I'm a Quokka

The Quokka is one of the smallest animals in the wallaby and kangaroo family. This small marsupial has the ability to climb small trees! The first Quokka was found on an island off the Western Australian coast and it was promptly named Rottnest (‘rat nest’) in honour of the animal. They can still be found on Rottnest Island as well as the south west region of Western Australia. Quokkas are most active at night, when they are out feeding on native plants.

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Quokkas often look like they are smiling. They open their mouths to pant when they get hot which gives the happy appearance.

YOU CAN FIND
ME AT E15

Additional Facts

CONSERVATION STATUS
Vulnerable

DISTRIBUTION
Smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia

LIFE SPAN
Approx 10 years

GESTATION    
Approx 28 days

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