It's not a secret that we're all obsessed with animals - whether that's your beloved dog, a fish that you bought for yourself to get rid of the loneliness in your apartment, or just an occasional couch and TV kind of day with some Animal Planet playing in the background. The world would be a much duller place if we didn't have them around, mainly because they're inexplicably adorable but also because they're significant to our environment. 

Everybody is aware that Australia is widely known for its diverse wildlife. Remember those horrific spider web blankets after the country was hit with heavy rains and floods? What a view! Though, the arachnophobia disappears within seconds once we get to see a precious picture of a koala somewhere on our feed. 

Bored Panda decided to dive into Australia's fauna and has gathered a bunch of super-duper adorable quokka pictures that will instantly make you want to book a ticket to Australia just so that you can see their sweet faces. 

#1

The Happiest Little Quokka

The Happiest Little Quokka

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To all the folks that didn't come from Australia, most of us have always wondered how come the country has such an array of unique animals. Well, some say that it's because Australia used to be part of a continent that detached and became an island many, many years ago, and sort of evolved differently due to the isolation. And as it drifted away from the southern polar region and the climate became warmer and drier – more species evolved and dominated the land.

Moreover, the country also has the most animals with the most deadly venoms, and is a home to 20 out of 25 most venomous snakes. For instance, the inland taipan, or a fierce snake that is found nowhere else, has enough venom to kill around 250,000 mice in a single bite. But enough with the horror stories, it's time to focus on the most adorable animal of Australia - the quokka.

#2

I’m So Grateful That These Quokkas Have Single Handedly Changed The World Emotionally

I’m So Grateful That These Quokkas Have Single Handedly Changed The World Emotionally

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Think about your favorite animal, now multiply that feeling by god knows how many times and this is exactly how you'll feel if you ever encounter a quokka. Even if for some peculiar reason you're not a fan of animals, you can't possibly ignore their lovable and immensely happy faces.

Quokkas grow to be approximately the size of a domestic cat, and are wallabies, which is basically a small or middle-sized macropod that is a member of the kangaroo clan. They have short tails, short faces and these precious round ears on the top of their heads. Quokkas proudly own the title of the "happiest animal on Earth" that was granted to them by fellow humans who couldn't resist their adorableness.

#3

One Of The Most Romantic Quokka Selfies We Have Ever Seen

One Of The Most Romantic Quokka Selfies We Have Ever Seen

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#4

As I Walked Back To My Bike, The Quokka Chased After Me

As I Walked Back To My Bike, The Quokka Chased After Me

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HarriMissesScotland
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love that! I used to have a baby elephant that would follow me to my car. He wouldn't quite fit. I had a 2 door Corolla.

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Quokkas are, in all likelihood, the most beloved and famous animals on Rottnest Island. In 1696, Willem de Vlamingh, a Dutch explorer described these creatures as "a kind of rat as big as a common cat" and named the island "rotte nest", which, when translated from Dutch, means rat's nest.

The animals are generally nocturnal and spend most of their sunny days sleeping and relaxing under shaded bushes. They eat seeds, leaves, grass, roots and tend to swallow things to then later regurgitate and chew on. Moreover, quokkas don't need much water and can go months without drinking. Though there are many tourists on the island eager to see these beautiful creatures, it is advised not to feed them, as the human food can make these furry cuties ill and dehydrated.

#5

Quokka Who Has Perfected The Art Of The Selfie Stick

Quokka Who Has Perfected The Art Of The Selfie Stick

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#6

Look At That Little Face

Look At That Little Face

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Otter
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like a fruit bat! That got in there somehow...

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An interesting fact about quokkas is that they love to keep together, as they're quite sociable with their own kind, so chances are if you'll see one – there'll be many more around waiting to impress you with their never-ending smile. And just when you think that there could be nothing cuter about these adorable beauties, their babies are called "joeys" – just like the kangaroo's and koala's furry offspring. Moreover, regarding their reproduction, the animals could give birth to up to 17 babies during their lifetime. Though quokkas can only give birth to one baby at a time, the little ones mature quite quickly, allowing their mamas to have two babies a year. However, there have been some instances when the animals throw their babies out of their pouches in case of danger, to distract and have some time to get away from the threat.

#7

I Assume Quokkas Are Welcome Here

I Assume Quokkas Are Welcome Here

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Susan Green
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You bet they’re welcome! They are so cute!

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#8

Got My First Quokka Selfie This Week. Epic Little Creatures Are All Over The Island Just Cruisin Through The Day Doin Their Thing

Got My First Quokka Selfie This Week. Epic Little Creatures Are All Over The Island Just Cruisin Through The Day Doin Their Thing

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Lorraine Woollands
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These little guys look sooooo!!! Happy. Wish I could be this happy!

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#9

Omg Quokka!

Omg Quokka!

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existn't
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the face of the guy tho holy quokka

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With an ongoing "quokka selfie" trend, even though it's very hard to resist their charm, the critters are highly protected in Australia and it's actually illegal to pet them, so if one fails to comply, they could get a whopping $300 fine. These irresistible creatures definitely don't mind taking a pic or two, though, as they've grown to tolerate humans, it would be in your best interest not to overstep any boundaries, and protect them by abstaining from feeding and touching these rays of sunshine.

#10

Look At This Little Fella I Met

Look At This Little Fella I Met

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#11

Meet My Little Friends, Quokkas

Meet My Little Friends, Quokkas

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#12

In All Their Cuteness And Beauty

In All Their Cuteness And Beauty

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the first photo it looks like the one is making compliments and the other one is too shy to accept them

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Unfortunately, quokkas are at risk of extinction, as the animals have lost around 50 percent of their habitat in the past 200 years. It's crucial to protect and help our beloved animal friends, whenever and however we can. Remember and follow the rules when encountering these furry beauties, don't feed them and they will continue living their furry lives, making us happy for many more decades.

#13

I Just Made An Adorable Little Furry Friend

I Just Made An Adorable Little Furry Friend

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#14

My Dream Of Meeting A Quokka In Australia Has Finally Come True

My Dream Of Meeting A Quokka In Australia Has Finally Come True

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#15

Momma Quokka Proud Of Her Baby

Momma Quokka Proud Of Her Baby

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#16

Went For A Cycle Around Rottnest Island The Other Day And Met This Happy Chap

Went For A Cycle Around Rottnest Island The Other Day And Met This Happy Chap

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#17

Spending The Next Few Days In Quokka Heaven

Spending The Next Few Days In Quokka Heaven

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK like they were not cute enough??? But while sleeping they are awww

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#18

We Can Spend Every Rainy Day Like This

We Can Spend Every Rainy Day Like This

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#19

Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These adorable creatures always make me smile. Rottnest Island is on my bucket-list.

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#20

This Little Guy Tried To Join Us For Breakfast

This Little Guy Tried To Join Us For Breakfast

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#21

Cute Quokka... And Nathan Fillion

Cute Quokka... And Nathan Fillion

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Felice Coles
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If Chris Hemsworth and Nathan Fillion go see quokkas, THEN I WILL TOO!

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#22

Cutest & Happiest Animal

Cutest & Happiest Animal

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#23

Met This Cute Fella On Rottnest Island Today (Australia)

Met This Cute Fella On Rottnest Island Today (Australia)

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#25

My Absolute Melt, She Makes My Heart Hurt

My Absolute Melt, She Makes My Heart Hurt

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Nazda Pokmov
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I come with a cuteness guarantee you know.

#26

After Telling My Friend Jen It’s Extremely Hard To Take A Picture With A Quokka, This Little One Proved Me Wrong

After Telling My Friend Jen It’s Extremely Hard To Take A Picture With A Quokka, This Little One Proved Me Wrong

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesn't look hard to be honest! They seem to love selfies

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#27

Quokka's In Australia

Quokka's In Australia

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#28

Who Can Resist A Cute Quokka?

Who Can Resist A Cute Quokka?

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#29

My Girlfriend Sent Me This Photo She Took Of A Quokka

My Girlfriend Sent Me This Photo She Took Of A Quokka

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Tee Witt
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pick me up so I can inspect what you are eating.

#31

This Quokka Looks Like An Old Hobbled Wizard About To Lead Me On A Quest Somewhere

This Quokka Looks Like An Old Hobbled Wizard About To Lead Me On A Quest Somewhere

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#32

Sneaky Face

Sneaky Face

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#34

Happy Quokka

Happy Quokka

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#35

You're Amazing Indeed

You're Amazing Indeed

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#36

Quokka Selfie

Quokka Selfie

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gellert gridlewald
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have up voted every single one I can not keep going, sorry!

#37

Panda Needs More Quokkas

Panda Needs More Quokkas

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#38

Went To Rottnest Island To Hang Out With The Quokkas

Went To Rottnest Island To Hang Out With The Quokkas

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Milo Maruz
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at that fluffiness and stuffiness. I think it already had one too many of them pine leafs😅

#39

Quokka Photobombing A Selfie

Quokka Photobombing A Selfie

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#41

Just Me And A Quokka

Just Me And A Quokka

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Char Char
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'If you've seen one, you've seen them all' does NOT apply to Quokkas!

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#42

I Met A Quokka !!!

I Met A Quokka !!!

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#43

I Flew 25 Hours To Australia Just To See The Cutest Animals In The World – Quokkas

I Flew 25 Hours To Australia Just To See The Cutest Animals In The World – Quokkas

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Felice Coles
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have you noticed that all the tourists start making quokka faces in their photos? IT'S A START TO WORLD PEACE, friends!

#44

Today I Had The Opportunity To Adopt An Adorable Quokka Named Odeng In Honour Of Our Wonderful Seokjin And His Love For Animals

Today I Had The Opportunity To Adopt An Adorable Quokka Named Odeng In Honour Of Our Wonderful Seokjin And His Love For Animals

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#45

A Little Quokka

A Little Quokka

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#46

Smiling

Smiling

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#47

First Time Meeting A Quokka. Not Disappointed!

First Time Meeting A Quokka. Not Disappointed!

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#48

Mother Quokka And Her Baby

Mother Quokka And Her Baby

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#49

Quokka: The Director's Cut

Quokka: The Director's Cut

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#50

Happy Quokka

Happy Quokka

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#51

Last Quokka Photo For Now (I Promise), They’re Just Too Cute

Last Quokka Photo For Now (I Promise), They’re Just Too Cute

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#52

Spent A Night At Rottnest Island On The 4th Day Here. The Island Is Fulllll With Quokkas And Beautiful Sceneries

Spent A Night At Rottnest Island On The 4th Day Here. The Island Is Fulllll With Quokkas And Beautiful Sceneries

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#53

A Very Adorable Quokka

A Very Adorable Quokka

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#54

The Very Cute Quokka, Found On Rottnest Island, Western Australia. He's So Happy To Pose For A Selfie!

The Very Cute Quokka, Found On Rottnest Island, Western Australia. He's So Happy To Pose For A Selfie!

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#55

Took My Swedish Friend To Meet The Quokkas On Rottnest Island. This Little Guy Was Curious!

Took My Swedish Friend To Meet The Quokkas On Rottnest Island. This Little Guy Was Curious!

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Felice Coles
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a rule: you can't take a selfie on that island without a quokka!

#56

A Very Friendly Quokka

A Very Friendly Quokka

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#57

Of Course A Quokka Selfie!

Of Course A Quokka Selfie!

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#58

Saw This Adorable Quokka Today

Saw This Adorable Quokka Today

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#59

Friendly Quokka Presenting The Traditional Token Of Welcome From Its People

Friendly Quokka Presenting The Traditional Token Of Welcome From Its People

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#60

Peekaboo

Peekaboo

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#61

I'll Lick Every Drop Of Your Cuteness

I'll Lick Every Drop Of Your Cuteness

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#62

This Quokka Has Some Poses

This Quokka Has Some Poses

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#63

Say Cheeeese... Selfie Time With The Happiest Animal On Earth

Say Cheeeese... Selfie Time With The Happiest Animal On Earth

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#64

Sooo Cute

Sooo Cute

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#65

Hello

Hello

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#66

Quokkas Are The Most Precious Things In The World And My Little Heart Can’t Handle This Beauty

Quokkas Are The Most Precious Things In The World And My Little Heart Can’t Handle This Beauty

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#67

Happy World Wildlife Day

Happy World Wildlife Day

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#68

Even The Quokkas At Rottnest Island Are Feeling The Love This Year

Even The Quokkas At Rottnest Island Are Feeling The Love This Year

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#69

Another Quokka Selfie

Another Quokka Selfie

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#70

Quokka: The Cutest Marsupial I Have Ever Seen

Quokka: The Cutest Marsupial I Have Ever Seen

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#71

Dem Quokka Selfies Tho

Dem Quokka Selfies Tho