When it comes to cute animal pictures, there's no beating this cheeky creature, who may as well have wandered straight out of a feel-good kids' movie.
Meet the Quokka, a marsupial that seems to have come straight from an animator at Disney, but is actually native to a small corner of southwestern Australia.
Unlike a frightening number of Australian animals, the Quokka poses no threat to humans, and -- as these pictures make abundantly clear -- can be quite friendly.
That friendliness may partially explain why, according to the Perth Zoo, the once-plentiful Quokka was drastically reduced in number after the dingo and foxes found their way to Australia.
The animal is currently listed as "vulnerable," according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Thanks to conservation efforts and fox control programs, their populations are recovering in some areas.
I went to Rottnest island a couple years ago, these things are everythere! I went for a run at nights，and I tripped over one and he just looked at me, smiled and kept going about his business.
First time I went to Rottnest I didn't know you had to hide your food in the chalets. I got home one day to find quokkas had gotten in through the back door and had eaten all the chocolate biscuits.