Meet the Quokka, a creature that seems to have come straight from an animator at Disney because of its cheeky appearance. This marsupial is actually native to a small corner of southwestern Australia.
The Quokka poses no threat to humans, and can be quite friendly unlike a frightening number of Australian animals. Although this friendly characteristics of Quokka had drastically reduced their number, especially, after the dingo and foxes found their way to Australia.
In fact it is recently listed as “vulnerable,” according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Thanks to conservation efforts and fox control programs, their populations are recovering in some areas.
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