Hey Australia, why you gotta go hogging all the cute animals? First the koalas, then the kangaroos and wombats and now the quokkas鈥 What鈥檚 a quokka? We鈥檙e so glad you asked. It鈥檚 only the cutest, most photogenic animal ever 鈥 and it seems we鈥檙e not the only ones who think so. The Australian marsupial was deemed 鈥渢he happiest animal in the world鈥 according to NPR and has since become the latest selfie partner for tourists. Seriously folks, prepare yourself for the extreme cuteness you鈥檙e about to witness.

Coming in at about the size of a house cat, these adorable little critters are known for their generally friendly demeanor and upturned mouths that look a whole lot like a smile. Quokkas aren鈥檛 afraid of humans and will readily approach them, making that all-star Instagram snap a piece of cake.

So, where on the continent can you find these amazing little creatures? The quokka is found in abundance on Rottnest Island off Perth, in western Australia where the current quokka population is estimated to be 10,000. According to NPR, 鈥淭he quokka was considered to be extinct on Australia鈥檚 mainland at one point, but it has since rebounded somewhat.鈥

For even more quokka cuteness, check out the hashtag #quokkaselfie over on Instagram.

Do you have any adorable animal selfies? Share them with us in the comments below!

(Photos via @inloveiwthmydreams, @marty.h, @seboeyen, @kempsterk, @sallygeach, @max_well_crook_,)