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Endangered Species- Quokka

Habitat -Among other areas, Quokkas live on Rottnest and Bald Islands off the coast of southwest. The most numerous populations of Quokka are found on Rottnest Island and on neighbouring Bald Island, with a few isolated groups also inhabiting the bushland that surrounds the city of Perth on the mainland. In these island environments, Quokka are most commonly found in thick forest, open woodland and areas of scrub that are close to fresh water. Their preferred habitats are always close to water, and the Quokka can also be found along the edges of swamps.

Ten Threats to the QuokkaFox predationClearing and habitat fragmentation Recreational activities Altered fire regimes Road kills Development Predator avoidance strategy Proximity to residential and agricultural areas Poor recruitment limited genetic pool Competition and habitat degradation by feral pigs

Genus: Setonix Scientific Name: Setonix brachyurus Common Name: Quokka

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Mammalia Order:Diprotodontia Family:Macropodidae


DescriptionQuokka is actually a type of kangaroo. It raises its young in a pouch and jumps around on its hind legs. However, it is only about the same size as a rabbit and has small, round ears.

Quokka reproduction-can start reproducing at 18 months-produces two offspring per year-producing up to 17 young in a lifetime

Protection and What If>Quokka are recognised as a rare and endangered species and are protected under a number of international and Australian conservation laws including the International Union of Conservation Nations 2000 (IUCN), The international Montreal Process 1995 agreement, the Western Australian Wildife Conservation Act 1950, and the Commonwealth Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. >If the quokka was extinct the food chain would be effected. The dingos and halks that eat the quokkas would have a lack of food. Also, there would be an abundance on grass (lovegrass) since they would not eat it

"Biodiversity." Setonix Brachyurus — Quokka. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2013."EndangeredSpeciesBiomesProjects - Quokka." EndangeredSpeciesBiomesProjects - Quokka. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2013."EndangeredSpeciesBiomesProjects - Quokka." EndangeredSpeciesBiomesProjects - Quokka. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 June 2013.N.d. Photograph. /wordpress6/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/quokka_close2.jpg. Web. 10 June 2013. ."Quokka." (Setonix Brachyurus). N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2013. ."Quokka-Endangered Animals List-Our Endangered Animals | KONICA MINOLTA." Quokka-Endangered Animals List-Our Endangered Animals | KONICA MINOLTA. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2013.

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Adaptations of Organisms---The Quokka has a light brownish coloured coat which helps it disguise itself from predators in long grass. ---Quokkas have adapted to the hot dry weather by being able to go for long amounts of time without drinking water. They are also able to drink salt water, which is useful for when there is no available fresh water. ----They are nocturnal, and during the day they hide in dense vegetation along streams. ----They get around by bounding and hopping, like a kangaroo, and can also climb the tall trees in the area to reach a food source.

Energy Source-They are herbivore-eats swamp grasses -shoots andleaves of shrubs


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