The quokka is a small marsupial about size of a domestic cat. Quokkas live on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island. The quokka has no fear of humans and it is common for it to approach them closely.
Until I discovered these little guys, (Austrailian Quokka) I always pictured Podo Forster as more of a guinea pig/gremlin type. These are known as the "happiest animals in the world." They love to have their picture taken-seriously.
When quokkas were first discovered by Europeans, the Dutch explorers who saw them thought they were giant rats, and named their island "Rats' Nest Island" (Rottnest Island). Quokkas are actually marsupials, though! They have very little fear of humans and