‘Quokka’ will make you smile

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The quokka (/ˈkwɒkə/, Setonix brachyurus), the only member of the genusSetonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like othermarsupials in the macropod family (such as the kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smallerislands 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.

In the wild, its roaming is restricted to a very small range in the South-West of Western Australia, with a number of small scattered populations on the mainland, one large population on Rottnest Island and a smaller population onBald Island near Albany. 

The islands are free of foxes and cats. On Rottnest, quokkas are  common and occupy a variety of habitats ranging from semi-arid scrub to cultivated gardens.TEditIn the wild, its roaming is restricted to a very small

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