Quokka Qousins?

“With all the Quokka Love on this site lately, I thought I would submit a competitor for smiling rodent-like creature: the Tree Hyrax! They’re not actually rodents, and are somehow related to manatees and elephants,” says Megan C. of Seattle.

[Pause to work that one out.]

“Photos taken by me in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. I regret not attempting a Selfie with a Hyrax, but they were not as camera-friendly as those Quokkas seem to be.”




  1. Valerie Kaplan says:

    Oh yes, they are (if I understand correctly) the elephant’s closest relative. Alas, in these pictures you cannot see their wee tuskies, but do an image search and you’ll see to what I refer.

  2. Lovely dorsal spot.

  3. murkle46 says:

    Its clear theyre scheming on how to steal your identity,clean out your bank account and max out all your credit cards.
    Youre not fooling anyone,roly-poly fuzzy faces.

  4. doomchild says:

    If an otter and a quokka had a baby…

  5. Mikeyfur says:

    That body shape supports the argument for the relationship to manatees. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  6. Lots of hyraxes in Israel!!

  7. OMG Cute!!! 😀