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7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animals

Petition to replace Western Australia's state emblem. Black swans are so... dark.

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It has come to our attention that this is the State Emblem of Western Australia.

"Black swan jan09" by Taken byfir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au / Creative Commons

Rather than this.

Which raises the question: WA, are you crazy?!

Of course, we already know that the answer to that.
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Of course, we already know that the answer to that.

(PS: technically the numbat is WA's state faunal emblem, but the black swan is on the coat of arms, and also, have you seen the numbat's tongue?!)

Anyway, we think it is high time that the quokka was elevated to its natural place as WA's State Emblem*.

*tbh, it should probably replace the kangaroo on Australia's Coat of Arms too.

*tbh, it should probably replace the kangaroo on Australia's Coat of Arms too.

  1. What should be Western Australia's state emblem?

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    Black Swan
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    Quokka
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What should be Western Australia's state emblem?
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    Black Swan
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    Quokka

Here's seven reasons to #votequokka...

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1. Quokkas are without doubt the cutest animal in Australia, if not the world.

Definitive Proof That Quokkas Are The Cutest

2. Unbiased biologists all agree.

.@RottnestIsland's Senior Ranger Doug Long explains why the island's quokkas are so popular

3. Whereas black swans have been known to kidnap small children, quokkas GO OUT OF THEIR WAY to say G'day to little people.

Son, meet your new best mate! #quokkawatch

4. Despite their friendly reputation, quokkas have a bit of a wild side and have been known to get on the Little Creatures if given half a chance.

Breaking: mischievous quokkas barred from @RottnestIsland's General Store

So VERY Western Australian then right?

5. They are so fearless/stupid, that they sleep outdoors curled up in a little ball in the mistaken belief this will save them from predators.

Ssssssssh, the quokkas are asleep! #quokkawatch

6. They have their own island.

Heading to @RottnestIsland for very first time. Excited is putting it mildly! #quokkawatch

7. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BLACK SWAN DO THIS?!

Hello Mate! My first wild quokka, thank you @RottnestIsland!!!

Yeah, nah

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