That species was one stranded boat away from extinction.
@The Omega Username, they shall go the way of the dodo
@The Omega Username, the Dutch stumbled upon the island as first Europeans, and thinking the animals where rats called it Rat’s nest, which is why the island is still called Rottnest to this day
*Throws money on the table* I demand to have a boat take me to that island right now!
Probably the only friendly animal in Australia.
@TriangleTesticles, Rottnest island of the coast of Perth, Rottnest express or Rottnest ferries will take you there for about $120 round trip
IT’S SO FLUFFY I COULD DIE!!
I demand you tell me where this island is!
@Technosexual , Rottnest island of the coast of Perth, you can camp there or book a cottage or hotel
I know it sounds pathetic but I'll cry when I eventually see these guys in person. I've been studying and researching quokkas for years and years now. I really hope I go to Rottnest Island in the future.
@JakobJeanCiccone, not pathetic, really sweet tbh.
@JakobJeanCiccone, there is another island near Walpole that has Quokkas but it’s not accessible for tourists. However, if you email wow wilderness tours and direct it to Gazzer, he might be able to help you get there if it’s for research. I’m not even joking, this guy is some biology professor or something and he does the tours to help safe the environment there, coolest dude I ever came across too!
@Mr Bombastic, holy crap, do you have more information?
You can email them at email@example.com
They have some other email addresses as well but I reckon if you want to visit that island you want to contact them on that one. I’m not sure you can actually visit the island as a tourist, because it’s overgrown with 1080 poison (forgot the name of the plant) but seeing as you study quokka you might be able to work with them or something
@JakobJeanCiccone, the island is in the Nornalup Inlet on the South coast of Western Australia. If you look up Walpole, WA on google maps you should be able to find it
But having no natural predators doesn't mean you won't run from or attack humans
@SirLoveday, to be fair these animals are supposed to be nocturnal, but they come out during the day because people feed them, so even though it’s only one of two healthy self sustaining populations on earth, they’re not exactly acting natural
I heard some bloody tourists caught one and set it on fire
@The Aussie, I’d kill them if I saw that. It’s a matter of honor at that point.
it’s ironic that this island is only a few miles off the coast of Australia where everything wants to kill you
They are amazing creatures. I’m from Perth and have been to Rottnest in my youth and hope to take my wife and daughter there someday
I desperately want to meet these little creatures!