Cyclist Captures An Epic Photo With A Quokka, Which Won’t Leave His Side After

Australia is the home for a lot of unseen and unheard animals. Here’s another one who needs to be on your radar. The quokka, which is considered as the happiest animal in the world.

The cyclist Campbell Jones was extremely happy due to his successful attempt to purchase a GoPro recently. The reason for his extreme happiness was the best photo of the friendliest marsupial in the world.

Jones met this animal named the quokka while he was riding his bike around Western Australia’s Rottnest Island. This animal is similar to a cat in size and this marsupial is native to the 12-square-mile island. They are legendary for their comfort around humans. The photos that were captured by Jones are more cartoonish and they show the camera-friendly cuteness of quokkas.

Jones thought that the interaction was one and done soon after snapping one pic with his companion.

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Campbell Jones was on his way for a bike ride when he met his companion quokka.

Image credits: Campbell Jones

“[But] as I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me,” Jones told the West Australian. “I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back.’”

More than 1,100 people shared Jones’ Facebook post and the amount of reactions were about 10,000. The post was popular with more than 9000 comments. And also, the original Instagram post reached over 6500 likes.

The interactions of Jones and the quokka happened for some time. Most of the internet crowd was freaking out at the amount of cuteness in the pics. However, this isn’t the first time a quokka has been captured on the camera. Quokka selfies are common in Australia. This mammal’s popularity relies due to the great smile while posting a selfie.

The Quokka which is under the vulnerable list on the IUCN red book has only a very low population of 4000-8000 by now. The island “Rottnest” was named after the mammal in 1696.

“As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me”

Image credits: Campbell Jones

According to Mr Jones, the quokka had chased him as he returned to the bicycle. Those motions of quokka revealed “as if to say ‘come back’”

Since then, the cyclist was overwhelmed and so he wrote on the snap in 15 different languages.

The copyright was sold to the Rottnest Fast Ferries.

“I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say, ‘Come back’”

Image credits: Campbell Jones

As per a Rottnest Fast Ferries spokeswoman, the “happy” quokka would be the newest member of the family to promote Rottnest Island.

“The image has been picked up around the world and the overall response is that this image brings huge amounts of joy and positivity from everyone who it is shared with,” she said.

A new attention has been made due to the quokka selfies without overlooking Perth.

Quokka saw the man, and it was love at first sight!


— marnee (@uItrahardcore) February 27, 2017

@MyDaughtersArmy Quokka? Didn’t even know it existed, but now I must have one!

— JAYSON (@JaysonDLS) February 26, 2017

Experts say quokkas are naturally very curious as well as thankful.

People are given prior warnings to not touch, harm or feel them since they are wild animals.

But, as the photos suggest, quokkas do not even need to be encouraged with food as they just come at us.

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