The happiest animal on Earth who is always smiling... No... this is not a photo ripped from Google. This photo of a cute adorable quokka was snapped by yours truly. Not very easy to get a selfie with them but I managed one which I will upload soon.
Quokkas are classified as a marsupial along with the kangaroos and wombats, and are endangered animals with only 12000 left, and with the exception of a handful in zoos across Australia, they all live happily on Rottnest Island off Perth. Only way to get there is by ferry, helicopter or private jet... and all 3 modes are pretty bumpy thanks to high winds and the Indian Ocean. Worth it though... these furry cuties roam freely across the island and they dont bite cuz they dont have any predators for quite some time, hence they are more docile than house pets.
You are not allowed to feed or touch them though... but... they can touch you hehehehe. All you have to do is just squat or sit beside them and they'll naturally put their cute noses or paws on you hehee.
This was on my bucket list, and I'm really excited and happy that I get to cross this off that list today!!! ❤❤❤ #rottnest #quokkas #islands #marsupials #quokka #rottnestisland #perth #australia #instatravel #travel #travelgram #wanderlust #anewbreedoftraveller #explore