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Quokka (Setonix brachyurus)

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Quokka (Setonix brachyurus)


The quokka is a small marsupial, about the size of a domestic cat, known for its cute and friendly appearance. It has a stocky build, rounded ears, and a short, broad head. Its fur is brownish-gray, and it has a very distinctive happy expression on its face.


Quokkas are found primarily on small islands off the coast of Western Australia, with the largest population on Rottnest Island.


They inhabit a range of environments from moist and dense swamps to shrublands and woodlands.


Quokkas are nocturnal and are known for their curious and friendly nature. They are very adaptable and can climb small trees and shrubs to search for food.


Their diet mainly consists of grass, leaves, and small plants. They are herbivores and have adapted to survive in their environment with limited water sources.


Quokkas have a breeding season, and after a gestation period, the female gives birth to a single joey. The joey then continues to develop in the mother's pouch for several months.


Quokkas face threats from habitat destruction due to human activity and predation by introduced species such as foxes and cats. Conservation efforts are in place to protect their population.

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