Have you heard of quokkas before? If you haven’t, you haven’t seen the happiest smile in the world yet! If you need a quick mood-booster, images of the happiest wild animals on the planet will instantly do the job!
Or, even better, you can visit Rottnest Island and Bald Island in Australia and meet them in person!
The alluring grin of these rare animals has made them popular all around the world. Quokkas belong to the same family as kangaroos and wallabies, the macropod (or “big foot”) family.
Quokkas live up to 10 years and are mainly nocturnal. These cute little herbivorous are not afraid of us, humans, and the camera loves them!
They are extremely friendly, so all Rottnest tourists love taking selfies with them. Quokkas pose and imitate human faces, so they are great for selfies!
The quokka selfies became even more popular after Roger Federer’s selfie with one of these marsupials.
Their population is on the decline due to invasive predators such as foxes and cats that move into quokka territory, so they cannot be taken as pets. Due to their vulnerable conservation status, people caught feeding them or even touching them can get a fine up to 300 Australian dollars.
Also, this adorable creature with a cheeky little smile is not defenseless, and its sharp teeth are its strongest weapon.