He likes to pose for a selfie with his signature smile, as he did with Teri Hatcher or tennis player Roger Federer. He lets people pet him and will stuff his face with any delicacies within a hundred meters. Who are we talking about? The happiest animal in the world - the quokka. This little pudgy kangaroo with a thick fur coat will definitely put a smile on your face!
If you desire to get infected with the positive energy of these kangaroos who weighing no more than 5 kilograms, you will have to head for Australia. They roam freely on the island of Rottnest, which lies near the city of Perth in Western Australia. You can find them not only in wooded areas, but directly on the beaches. Tennis player Roger Federer or actress Teri Hatcher and Margot Robbie could not resist a selfie with this cute guy.
The quokka is characterized by a slightly cheeky smile combined with a friendly nature. Actually, it looks as if he is always ready for the "say cheese" command. In fact, behind his smile, there's a simpler reason - evolution.
That is responsible for his cute appearance which helps him to breathe and cool down in a place that is bathed in the sun twelve months a year.
Due to the unavailability of drinking water on Rottnest, quokka has learned to drink salt water from the sea. But what he certainly does not benefit from is the unhealthy food that tourists often feed him. So if you want to visit this cute creature, remember the good old rule of the zoo - do not feed! Or at least nothing that could endanger an already vulnerable species.