I’ve never met Quinn C. in person, but I’m sure he’s a fine fellow. Why? BECAUSE HE DID THIS.
“These photos were recently taken on a trip to Western Australia. I was there on business, but your Quokka posts inspired me to take an excursion to Rottnest Island. Being surrounded by these friendly, furry, little fellas: priceless.”
“P.S. While you’re there have a look around at my album of other furry and feathered friend photos (below) – they’re all indicative of the fauna present on this island country, and all humbly at your disposal. I’m especially proud of the Baby Wallaby because, you know….baby wallaby.”
Unfortunately, Meg has not (yet) approved my airfare to Australia to meet the Quokkas for some Selfies. While I cross my fingers and pack, please amuse yourself with this Follow-Up Quokka Qollection from My Modern Met.
MEMO TO: Meg.
DATE: March 3rd, 2015
RE: Australian trip to take some Quokka Selfies!!!
Things I need for the trip. 1) Apple iPhone 6. 2) Two round trip plane tickets SFO to Perth Airport. I know it’s steep– just write it off, mwah mwah mwah. 3.) Gonna travel light, will pick up a few clothing items when we land at Perth. Will take a MacBook Pro in order to post (Oops, will need one of those, too. Can I just pick both up at Cupertino?) We’ll take the ferry to Rottnest– that’s where a lotta Quokkas are. Should be total amazeballs. LMK. Thx, B.
Many thanks to UK Cuteporter Hannah B., still awake at midnight local time, for spotting this Knucklehead-Beyond-Belief Bebeh Quokka on ZooBorns. “I don’t know if you have seen this yet (we hadn’t) but it’s too Cute! Love your site, makes every day happy.”
So this little maniac is “Meeuk Mia” or just “Mia.”
Keeper Bec Russell-Cook of the Taronga Zoo (Down Undah) has been hauling Mia around in a pouch, and waking up very early for the first of five daily feedings.
Photos on ZooBorns by Paul Fahy of the Taronga Zoo.
And we got it for you, oh yes you bet we do. Click that play button, then scroll down. Awe-inspiring awesomeness. Wait- what?
The cutest little unique animal video you're ever going to see ever. A quokka #video to melt your heart into. What's sad is that they're endangered. I think a lot of people would bring one home to keep. You're own little bear faced rat to hug. Found on #rottnestisland. #seeaustralia #Australia #perthlife #Perth #seeperth #quokka #animals #cute #love #adorable #nature #wallaby #kangaroo #westernaustralia #selfie #amazing_wa
“We were fortunate enough to take a behind-the-scenes tour at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The Cuteness of the Australian native fauna is off the charts. This Quokka jumped right in front of my husband’s camera!” -Michele G.
“The ones that were awake just hopped around and seemed to be begging the keeper for carrots (the curious little guy had to hop around a few Echidna to make sure he stayed close to people.) I would have scooped him up and Snorgled him if our guide hadn’t been watching us like a hawk. He told us that he could stop our private tour if we touched a Koala, so I wasn’t going to step too far out of line, even with massive temptation. It took self-control of epic proportions.”
Voila! More Quokka!
We thought you would like to start the week totally discombobulated. Once you see these…..you will be.
Southwestern Australia, eh? I am leaving for there later today.
Charging the Quantas airfare to Meg. Gotta do what I gotta do.
Gonna meet me some Quokkas, I am.
Will file dispatches from Down Under as time permits.
Title inspired by The Bangles.