Posted On February 16, 2014 By In Buzzworthy, The Scene

The Happiest Animal You Will See All Day: The Quokka


Oh my goodness you guys. Look at this precious animal. It is the happiest creature I have ever seen in my life! It’s so happy it’s almost cartoonish. I WANT TO HUG IT.

 Quokka smiling at camera

 The Quokka is a small marsupial from Australia. I know what you’re thinking, OMG it’s from Australia it probably shoots poisonous darts and wants to eat me! No. The Quokka is 100% harmless to humans and totally friendly. It’s been known to approach humans on its own. Just don’t touch it, Australian law states it is illegal to handle these animals in anyway. So for now, just look at it. LOOK AT IT.

Quokka smiling at camera


The Quokka is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. So come on everyone, do what you can to protect these little, itty, bitty, chubby cheeks! Brb, dying.

Smiling Quokka


Quokka with dirt on it's nose.

This Quokka doesn’t even care that it has stuff on its nose. It wants to be friends, I know it.

Sleeping Quokka

I’m Dying.


Quokka smiling with a man.

I wish a Quokka would photobomb with me.


Your day just became infinitely better, I know.

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Renée Rapin is a writer for Writtalin. Renée is a UCSB grad and currently works as an event coordinator. She is a terrible speller and has an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs, wine, and reading. In her spare time she enjoys people watching, sweating at the gym, and planning for book club. Hopefully you find her worldly observations as entertaining as she does. You can email Renée at: [email protected]