Quokkas Are The Happiest Animals In The World

You might not have heard of the quokka before, but there's a good chance you've seen pictures of them floating around the internet. They're distinctive because of their cheeky little grins, and it's no surprise that they're often referred to as the happiest animals in the world.

Quokkas come from the same family as the kangaroo (called Macropodidae) and they live on a handful of small Australian islands such as Rottnest Island and Bald Island. They can live for up to ten years, and just like other Macropods, the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. Unlike many other animals however, the quokka, which has a "vulnerable" conservation status, isn't very scared of humans.

They don't seem to be scared of selfies either, and there was even a craze a few years ago that saw people taking pictures with the smiling little animals. It might seem like a fun thing to do, but remember that anybody caught handling or feeding them can be issued with a fine of up to A$300. It's probably best to just leave them alone and enjoy this list instead. And no, before you ask, you cannot keep quokkas as pets!

#1 Gimme A Hug

#2 Smiling Even When Asleep

#3 Smiling To The Camera

#4 Hello World

#5 Funny Quokka Selfie

#6 Thank You For My Leaf Human. You May Kiss My Snoot

#7 Wanna Try?

#8 Quokkas - Melting Hearts Since Forever

#9 Hey, What's Uuuup

#10 Cute Quokka

#11 Happy Together

#12 Nom Nom Nom

#13 Cuteness Overload

#14 Like Mother, Like Baby

#15 Little Happy Quokka

#16 Happiest Quokka Selfie

#17 Wink

#18 Quokka The Wizard

#19 Those Little Paws

#20 This Happy Quokka

#21 An Apple A Day

#22 Happy Chap

#23 Happy Mama

#24 Just Being Cute

#25 I Am Cute And I Know It

#26 The Cutest Fighter In The World

#27 That Smile Could Melt Any Heart

#28 Always Camera Ready

#29 Best Happiness Teacher

#30 The Happiest Little Quokka

#31 Little Cute Fighter

#32 Happy Quokka

#33 Little Tongue Out

#34 Smile For The Camera Quokka

#35 Quokkas Band

#36 Can't Get Any Cuter

#37 Quokkawwwww

#38 Mmmm, So Delicious

#39 Excited Quokka

#40 So Pensive

#41 Gimme That

#42 Those Adorable Ears

#43 Adorable Bundle Of Joy

#44 Say Cheeeeese

#45 Wooow, What Is That?

#46 Curious Fellow

#47 Chubby Quokka

#48 Quokka Snacking

#49 Hi There

#50 Smiling Is All I Do

#51 Begging For A Snack

#52 Adorable Little One

#53 Say Aaaaah

#54 Big Smile

#55 Look Dat Butt

#56 Adorable Little Furry Friend

#57 One Of The Sweetest Australian Animals

#58 Wait A Sec, I Have To Pose

#59 Smiling Cutie

#60 This Little Guy

#61 Happy Little Fella

#62 This Cute Quokka

#63 Baby Quokka

#64 Definition Of Cuteness

#65 Spreading Happiness With His Cute Little Face

#66 What’s Cuter Than A Quokka? Perhaps Two Quokkas!

#67 Messy Eater

#68 Smile

#69 Simply Adorable

#70 Look Up Little Buddy

#71 Those Paws

#72 Hello Little Fellow

#73 You Can't Hide This Cuteness

#74 Hi There Chubby Cheeks

#75 Cutie Pie

#76 This Model Knows Exactly When To Turn On The Charm For The Lens

#77 Wanna Boop That Snoot

#78 Friendly Quokka

#79 Small Quokka Enjoying A Treat

#80 You Came To The Right Neighbourhood

#81 The Horizon Must Be Beautiful

#82 Quokka And His Lightsaber

#83 Smiley

#84 Baby Quokka

#85 Almost Too Cute

#86 Sniff Sniff

#87 Lovely Quokka

#88 Cheeky Little One

#89 Happy Face