Monday, January 8, 2018

Fact of the Day: Friendly Quokkas

Despite being wild and not domesticated, the marsupial species quokkas are usually quite friendly around humans and generally do not fear them. However they advise you not try to interact with them or feed them for various reasons. 

11 comments:

  1. They look adorable. I wonder why you can't pet them.

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  2. Looks like he's ready to take a human for all they are worth

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  3. Wow! I have never even heard of this species. Love your little known facts you share here, Adam. Diana

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  4. So cute, and they look like he's ready to receive a treat or friendly pet on the head. Hugs...RO

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  5. True of any wild animal, no matter how friendly they may appear to be.

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  6. They abound on Rottenest Island just off the coast from Perth Western Australia.
    I gather this "fact" piece came from the photo of Roger Federer, Switzerland Tennis Champion and gentleman of the Sporting world who during the recent Hopman Cup Mixed Teams tournament now in it 30th year and won by Switzerland for the 3rd time, who took a 'selfie" of himself sprawled on the sand and in the bushes with a friendly little quokka. The photo went viral around the world and was as the Premier of Western Australia was promotion of the state that could not be bought.
    Quokkas are NOT to be kept as pets - severe fines apply.
    They are a PROTECTED species.

    This is why we have the severest quarantine laws in the World which a stupid Depp's "moll of the month" ignored. Depp and his Moll are lucky they were only fined and not jailed and the two bloody pooches ( rat sized vermin) were not euthanised.

    Well done Adam..........you obviously got this fact off the Federer/Quokka photo and story.
    Colin

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  7. Here for more details.

    http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/quokka/

    You will also get to know how Rottnest Island got it's name from the Dutch Navigator, Willem de Vlamingh (1696).
    Note that date ABOVE and remember the first WHITE settlers arrived at Botany Bay, Sydney in 1788.
    Colin

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  8. It is cute. I can do without petting it should I see one. :-)

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  9. They look cute - here in Colorado you should never try to pet any wild animals.

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  10. never heard of them..wow..they're cute.

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