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An online interactive knowledge test about the quokka. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page




When the Dutch explorer, Willem de Vlamingh first saw the Quokka he mistook it for a ......... Vlamingh named Rottnest Island meaning ........ They inhabit the coarse grass and dense undergrowth of this island, which is just of the coast of Fremantle, you may also see them in swampy areas on the West Australian mainland.

Because there are no foxes on Rottnest Island ......... and breed without danger of extinction. The swamp-dwellers have dark coats ........ with the shadows of their shelters. The quokkas on Rottnest, where the conditions are hotter, drier and sandier, are paler in colour.

It takes ........ for the baby quokka to develop from a fertilized egg. When it is born it weighs less than a gram. They start climbing up from the birth canal to the ........ where it will attach to one of the mother's four teats. The joey remains in the ....... for 6 months and during that time the head can be seen ........ They grow to around 80cm long and weigh up to 4kg. Their feet grow no bigger than 4 inches long, they have small ears and a short tapering tail. Quokka is an Aboriginal name.

Test your knowledge! Write true or false

Quokkas are giant rats.
Willem de Vlamingh named Rottnest Island meaning 'rat nest'.
The joey lives in a pouch.
It takes 4 days for a young to develop from a fertilized egg.



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