7 Surprising Facts About Quokkas

Family and Habitat:

Quokkas belong to the same family as kangaroos and wallabies, found primarily on Rottnest and Bald Islands in Western Australia.

Tree Climbing Ability:

Despite their small size, quokkas can climb trees up to 2 meters high to reach leaves, their favorite food.

Happiest Animal: 

They are dubbed the happiest animal due to their constant smiling expressions and friendly demeanor.

Peaceful Nature:

Unlike kangaroos, quokkas are non-territorial and peacefully coexist, even wandering into shops on Rottnest Island.

 Caution Needed: 

Despite their friendly appearance, quokkas are wild animals and can bite, so it's best to observe them from a distance.

 Eating Habits:

They regurgitate and re-eat their food, which includes native grasses, leaves, and bark.

Conservation Status:

Quokkas are listed as Vulnerable due to threats like habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species.