So in the never ending search for the world's cutest animal, I came across this fellow. Reportedly very friendly (non aggressive, but not afraid either), and with a nearly permanent smile plastered on their fuzzy little faces, how can you HELP but want one?
Regretfully, they're endangered...as any friendly animal would be when they're natively from Australia, with more bad stuff that can kill you per square foot than anywhere else in the world. In addition, apparently Australians took to playing "Quokka Football" at one point, where they would approach this adorable little fuzzball and kick them to death! As reported in the UK Telegraph "They are small and round and look like furry footballs - and they are being kicked to death by young Australians for "fun". The quokka, a species of miniature wallaby found only in Western Australia, has become the renewed target of a sadistic "sport" called quokka soccer.".
I say send them all to me. I will keep them save and give them hugs and cuddles alllllllll day long.