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Man Meets Quokka, Quokka Won’t Leave Him Alone
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Man Meets Quokka, Quokka Won’t Leave Him Alone

21-year-old Campbell Jones and his girlfriend were out for a bike ride in Rottnest, Australia, when they came across what is possibly the friendliest quokka on Earth. “As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me,” Jones told the West Australian. “I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back.'”

When asked on his Instagram page what Jones thinks made the animal come up to him, the man wrote: “My good looks I think.” Quokka saw the man, and it was love at first sight!

Quokka is a marsupial found in Australia. They are known for their inquisitive nature – quokkas have only few natural predators, which allows them to be less fearful around other creatures, and, as it turns out, even approach humans for a selfie or a hug. Still, the species is listed as ‘vulnerable’. We hope that photos like Jones’s will inspire more quokka protection efforts.

More info: Instagram (h/t: thedodo)

Campbell Jones was out for a bike ride, when he met what is possibly the friendliest quokka on Earth

“As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me”

“I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back'”

Quokka saw the man, and it was love at first sight!

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That first picture is so adorable, its like he's yelling for a hug. Not sure I'd let a wild animal close enough to my face or lips like that though, so you have more guts than I do. Def a cute and friendly Quokka

Amy Carter
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have actually never even heard of a Quokka. But I have to say she's pretty cute.

JHD
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are from kangroo family:)

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This has got to be the cutest thing I've seen all day

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That first picture is so adorable, its like he's yelling for a hug. Not sure I'd let a wild animal close enough to my face or lips like that though, so you have more guts than I do. Def a cute and friendly Quokka

Amy Carter
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have actually never even heard of a Quokka. But I have to say she's pretty cute.

JHD
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are from kangroo family:)

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This has got to be the cutest thing I've seen all day

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