“Pic of the Week”. February 08, 2013. Quokka, Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

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Australia is a remarkable place to visit, with some of the most interesting flora and fauna anywhere.  From flocks of colorful parrots, to medicinal smelling groves of eucalyptus, to troops of kangaroos bouncing around the bush, if you love nature Australia will fully engage you.

My wife and I were visiting Western Australia some years ago, attending a meeting in Perth before exploring the region.  Not far from Perth is the port city of Freemantle; from here you can catch a ferry to Rottnest Island, home to the charming Quokka.

Quokkas are not much larger than a housecat and, like kangaroos, they are marsupials (with pouches for their young).  They were once common in Western Australia but the introduction …

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