Australian Animals                Student Name Wurood


Common Name    Quokka

Biological name Setonix Status

Description.  The Quokka is is a small macropod about the the size of a domestic cat.

Habitat. The Quokka lives in  shrubland and heath, particularly around swamps.


Location. The Quokka is the only mammal which is native to Rottnest island and can be found almost every where on the island .


Diet. The Quokka eats native grasses and the leaves and bark of a variety of plant.

Conversation status. The Quokka is listed as vulnerable. This means that there are only a few left in the world.

Interesting facts.  Quokkas are known as the world's happiest animal , for their smile.