Happy little quokkas! Like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia.
The quokka /(Setonix brachyurus), the only member of the genus Setonix, known locally as the Kangaroo Rat, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia.
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