Despite how tourists are generally warned against interacting with wildlife, conservationists have actually started encouraging people to take selfies with this adorable Australian critter.
Thousands of travelers have been visiting Rottnest Island in order to get a picture with the quokka, which is a species of wallaby renowned for being cute and camera-ready.
The island is home to the largest population of quokkas—and even though tourists are not allowed to touch any of the animals, they are emboldened to take pictures with the little marsupial.
Since quokkas are happy to hang around humans, the critters have posed for plenty of pictures—and the photos have reportedly helped raise funds and awareness for the vulnerable species.
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