The Quokka, known as 'the happiest animal in the world', is native to small islands off the coast of Western Australia.

Happy little quokkas! Like other marsupials in the macropod family, the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia.

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Fine art illustration of some of the unique animals native to the island of Madagascar.

The Bilby is nocturnal & their numbers are low. Native to Western Australia.

The Bilby. Perth Zoo has a successful breeding program. I buy chocolate Bilbys instead of chocolate bunnies at Easter.

Kangaroo in purple flowers - Jacqui Barker Photography in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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Kangaroo in purple Salvation Jane flowers - Jacqui Barker Photography in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

highly artistic and beautiful  vintage classic photography (our sons are kangaroos ) baby kangaroo nestled in his mother's pouch (the photo is touching and solidly reminds people of motherhood)  the male is solidly darker (also darker than average) than the very fair mother

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A Koala Visitor! Country Lane in Stirling, South Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

"A Koala Visitor!" On a Friend's Country Lane in Stirling, South Australia. >> I would like to see one of these walking on my driveway!

Queensland is one of two states in Australia where you can cuddle a koala. Check out the koala infographic for more koality facts.

Koala Infographic: Some koality facts about a local icon. But most importantly koalas are NOT bears!

Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals.

Some common Australian Animals

The echidna, or spiny ant-eater, is another monotreme, which has a long sticky tongue and a prickly coat like a hedgehog or porcupine – so don’t try and pick one up! Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to spot them in the wild.

Infographic: Australia's 10 Most Dangerous Animals | Mental Floss

Infographic: Australia's 10 Most Dangerous Animals

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia.

Duckbill Platypus---the duck-billed platypus is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

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