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Petition to replace Western Australia’s state emblem.

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

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

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Rather than this.

Rather than this.

rottnestisland.com

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

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

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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?!)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

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7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

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

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.

  1. What should be Western Australia’s state emblem?
    1. Black Swan
    2. Quokka

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia’s Most Adorable Animal

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Here’s seven reasons to #votequokka…

Here's seven reasons to #votequokka...

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

Definitive Proof That Quokkas Are The Cutest

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

Unbiased biologists all agree.

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

So VERY Western Australian then right?

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

They have their own island.

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BLACK SWAN DO THIS?!

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

— simoncrerar (@Simon Crerar)

7 Reasons Quokkas Are Australia's Most Adorable Animal

Yeah, nah

Yeah, nah

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