Apr 19, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Q

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, April 19, 2012
Q is for Quoll, Queensland and Quokka

Quolls are a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea. The Eastern Quoll is extinct on mainland Australia and is now found only in Tasmania.

Queensland, my home state, is the north-eastern state of Australia. Known as the 'Sunshine State' it is the second largest state in the country, and ranges from a tropical to subtropical climate.



The Quokka is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat. Like the kangaroo it is herbivorous. It has a very limited distribution with its most well known location Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth (the capital of Western Australia).

12 comments:

Sherry Gloag on April 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM said...

Wow, I founf all this fascinatinating. Didn't know about any of them, thanks for sharing.
Isn't the 'sunshine state' where you arehaving all the floods? I hope you are free and clear if I'm right.
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Arlee Bird on April 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM said...

I've heard of Queensland, but never of the quoll or quokka. It's amazing how much we can learn in this A to Z Challenge.


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Francene Stanley on April 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM said...

Plenty of 'Q's for you in Queensland. Love the place. My daughter lives in Noosa far away from me in England. Sigh. Thanks for visiting.

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Stephen Tremp on April 20, 2012 at 12:33 AM said...

Quokka ... I learned something new today. What a cool little creature. Thanks for the post.

Laura Marcella on April 20, 2012 at 1:31 AM said...

Hello, Anita! The quokka looks like a mixture of a kangaroo, bunny, and squirrel! It's so cute. Thanks for sharing these tidbits!

Have a great week and happy A to Z!!

Donna Sexton on April 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM said...

So many great animals in Australia. I didn't know anything about these before. Kangaroos get all the attention!

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM said...

Unfortunately we've been more the waterlogged state recently. Luckily we've been fine here.

Tried to follow when I visited but the follow button didn't want to play nice.

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM said...

Hi Arlee :) Nice to know I taught you a little bit about Australia.

Thanks for visiting.

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM said...

Oh, your daughter has picked a lovely place to live (although it is getting too full of tourists these days). Have spent many holidays in Noosa National Park.

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM said...

You know, they are pretty cool - but I also love the way their name roles off your tongue *grin*.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM said...

Hi, Laura. Quokka's are really sweet. I'm lucky enough to have been to Rottnest Island to get up close with them and they are as cute as the one in the photo.

Anita Joy on April 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM said...

Donna, Australia has some really cool animals, but a lot of people don't hear about more than the kangaroo and koala (or the really dangerous ones like the snakes, crocodiles and spiders!).

Thanks for stopping by.

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