Quokka, The Happiest Animal
Posted on September 8, 2015 | Posted in Animal Kingdom | Leave a response
They are the native animals of Australia which is known as “The Happiest Animals”. Well, what is it?
Quokka is their name, and the Latin name is Setonix brachyurus. Quokka’s shape is similar to a weasel, but their fur are gray and brown with a rounded ears. Quokka always seen smiling. That’s why people called them as the happiest animals. Until now no one can explain why quokka always seemed to be smiling. In fact, when they were sleep quokka would look like was smiling too.
Marsupials and Nocturnal
The native habitat of Quokka is the Rottnest island, in Western Australia. Quokka is marsupial animals or animals which has pouched like kangaroos. Quokka is also a nocturnal animals or animals which are active at night. However, tourists can still take pictures with quokka during the day. Only, quokka will be the laziest animal in the daytime.
Although much people can be photographed selfie with quokka, the Australian government banned their citizens to maintain quokka. This is because quokka are animals that are very sensitive to smell, touch, and so with the food. Quokka usually eat grass, leaves, seeds, and roots. Tourists are not allowed to feed quokka with human food such as bread, chocolates, and others. Taking photos selfie together with quokka was not to be done while holding it.
native is an indigenous person or animal who was born in a particular place
weasel is small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
fur is dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals
seem means give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
habitat is the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
marsupial is mammals of which the females have a pouch containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
pouch is a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
nocturnal is belonging to or active during the night
lazy means moving slowly and gently
banned is prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
maintain means keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
allow means make it possible through a specific action