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Meet the Quokka

If you were ever lucky enough to meet a Quokka, chances are you’d break out in a grin. This cute marsupial is  only found in the south west of Western Australia, south of Perth and on Rottnest Island. Quokkas live for about 10 years and can start breeding when they are 1.5 years’ old. They shelter in dense vegetation during the day and feed mainly at night. Quokkas are vulnerable due to predation by feral animals, altered fire patterns and habitat loss.

Photos of the Quokka, the Rottnest Island’s wildlife emblem

© Sam West
© Sam West

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