The smiling Quokka of Western Australia

Quokka

The quokka is a marsupial from the smaller islands (Rottnest and Bald Island) off the coast of Western Australia.

The animal looks like a baby kangaroo — they even have pouches — and appear to be smiling at all times. After all, they possess a natural and cheerful grin and teddy bear eyes.

There’s even a book dedicated to the so-called “world’s happiest animal” called The Quokka’s Guide to Happiness by wildlife photographer Alex Cearns.

The quokka is nocturnal, spending most of the day sleeping and resting since it has no natural predators. It eats berries and other succulents as part of living in swamp habitats.

Just take a closer look at these photogenic cuties.

Quokka
Quokka
Quokka
Quokka