Most people have never heard of a quokka. Let’s call it a second cousin twice removed of the kangaroo, and one of those very strange marsupials for which Australia is famous. But it’s undoubtedly the cutest of those strange Australian marsupials.
One of the reasons for the quokka’s anatomical anonymity is that Rottnest Island, eleven miles offshore from Perth, is the only place in the world where these housecat-sized critters can be found in the wild. And that’s why we’re here. To get photos of ourselves with smiling quokkas.
Mission accomplished. A selfie stick probably would have helped us get even better photos, but we’re pretty happy with these photos of ourselves with remarkably friendly, smiling animals.