The Adorable Quokka

This is a quokka.

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A quokka is a marsupial.

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They are found on the islands west of Australia, most notably the island of Rottnest

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Rottnest was given it’s name when Willem de Vlamingh saw the Quokka there.

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He mistook this adorable creature for a rat…

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… and called the island “Rotte Nest”

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“Rotte Nest” comes from the Dutch words rattennest which means “rats nest”

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This cute critter is listed as vulnerable.

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There are some in mainland Australia but most are confined to the islands off the west coast.

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