The quokka (Setonix brachyurus), the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal.
Quokkas can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island just off Perth and Bald Island near Albany. A small mainland colony exists in the protected area of Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, where they co-exist with the critically endangered Gilbert's potoroo.
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme
Fascinating. And, they are so very sweet looking, but perhaps not if you meet them in person?ReplyDelete
It is a new critter for me, I have never heard of the Quokka. They are cute. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.
I wasn't ever certain that the quokka was real, until visiting Rottnest. Now I am still uncertain :)ReplyDelete