The Quokka is the Latest Selfie Quirk

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This will no doubt shock anyone reading this, but there's a new and goofy trend that's cropped up on the internet. More surprisingly, said trend involves selfies. But the other factor thrown into the equation is a marsupial native to Australia called the quokka. These little guys have enough expression, personality and chub to win over even the coldest of hearts. 

The quokka is a social animal and isn't afraid to be in close proximity with humans. On the contrary, judging from these shots, quokkas appear to like the company. Unfortunately, quokkas are listed as "vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List, and it is against the law to touch them. But it's legally on the level to make them smile by posing with them for glamour shots. Perhaps some good will come out of the quokka selfie, in that awareness is raised with respect to their status as an endangered species. 

See more adorable quokka selfies here. Who knew a wild animal could be capable of so many different, humanlike facial expressions?  

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I cannot believe that I never knew about this animal before. The cuteness...I almost can't stop myself from going "Squee!". It's too bad you're not supposed to touch them because I would cuddle the hell out of one.
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