Do quokkas throw their babies?
In 2013, the quokka, also known as the ‘happiest animal on earth,’ rose to fame for its friendly behavior and irresistible smile, which prompted the popular social media trend #quokkaselfie.
This Australian marsupial has become one of the main tourist attractions of Rottnest Island, where thousands of people visit to snap their photos with one of these adorable creatures.
Recently, however, the quokka has been labelled as a ‘bad parent’ on social media with posts stating that female quokkas throw their babies at predators to protect themselves. But are these allegations true?