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Quokka The Happiest Animal in the World

The quokka the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as the kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal.
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14 Oct 2014 10:30:00
8. NEW ZEALAND: A woman dives from a platform into a giant air bed at a park in Palmerston North September 29, 2011. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)

The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. The top 10 this year were Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden. Denmark was in third place last year, behind Switzerland and Iceland. The bottom 10 were Madagascar, Tanzania, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi. The United States came in at 13, the United Kingdom at 23, France at 32, and Italy at 50. Here: #8. NEW ZEALAND: A woman dives from a platform into a giant air bed at a park in Palmerston North September 29, 2011. (Photo by Marcos Brindicci/Reuters)
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26 Mar 2016 13:19:00
The camouflage mappet moth looks like a fall lead in Switzerland. (Photo by Thomas Marent/Caters News/Ardea)

Whether they are the hunter or the hunted, these camouflage animals show natures incredible ability to blend in with its surroundings. Pictured perfectly concealed against their natural environment, the stunning pictures show the amazing lengths some animals will go to to stay out of sight. Here: The camouflage mappet moth looks like a fall lead in Switzerland. (Photo by Thomas Marent/Caters News/Ardea)
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09 Oct 2014 12:58:00
Farm animals are walked down the aisle and blessed by church officials during the “Blessing of the Animals” at the Christ Church United Methodist in Manhattan, New York December 7, 2014. (Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters)

Farm animals are walked down the aisle and blessed by church officials during the “Blessing of the Animals” at the Christ Church United Methodist in Manhattan, New York December 7, 2014. (Photo by Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters)
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08 Dec 2014 11:39:00
This handout picture taken and released by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) on October 26, 2015 shows baby orangutans, which had previously suffered from respiratory problems, playing at a nursery in the rehabilitation centre operated by the BOSF on the outskirts of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan. (Photo by AFP Photo/Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation/Indrayana)

This handout picture taken and released by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) on October 26, 2015 shows baby orangutans, which had previously suffered from respiratory problems, playing at a nursery in the rehabilitation centre operated by the BOSF on the outskirts of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan. Endangered orangutans are falling victim to a devastating haze crisis that has left them sick, malnourished and severely traumatised as fires rage through Indonesia's forests, reducing their habitat to a charred wasteland. (Photo by AFP Photo/Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation/Indrayana)
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02 Nov 2015 08:05:00
A Great White Pelicans eats fish in the Mishmar HaSharon reservoir, Israel, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Thousands of Pelicans stop in the reservoir for food provided by the Israeli nature reserves authority as they make their way to Africa. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)

A Great White Pelicans eats fish in the Mishmar HaSharon reservoir, Israel, Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Thousands of Pelicans stop in the reservoir for food provided by the Israeli nature reserves authority as they make their way to Africa. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)
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11 Nov 2015 08:04:00
A zoo employee carries three-month-old female giant panda cub, born to mother Liang Liang  and father Xing Xing, on display to the public for the first time at the national zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 17, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)

A zoo employee carries three-month-old female giant panda cub, born to mother Liang Liang and father Xing Xing, on display to the public for the first time at the national zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 17, 2015. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)
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20 Nov 2015 08:06:00
The coendou porcupine couple 'Joppi' (L) and 'Fletcher' nibble at a vegetables in their enclosure at the zoo in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 03 December 2015. Coendou porcupines are nocturnal rodents related to porcupines and guinea pigs and native to the rain forests of Central and South America as well as Trinidad. (Photo by Arne Dedert/EPA)

The coendou porcupine couple 'Joppi' (L) and 'Fletcher' nibble at a vegetables in their enclosure at the zoo in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 03 December 2015. Coendou porcupines are nocturnal rodents related to porcupines and guinea pigs and native to the rain forests of Central and South America as well as Trinidad. (Photo by Arne Dedert/EPA)
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05 Dec 2015 08:03:00