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A quokka is like a very small kangaroo.

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Quokkas eat plants.

They eat mostly at night.

They do not drink very much water.

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A quokka has a very small tail.

It has small feet.

When a baby quokka is born, it moves inside a pouch on its mother's front.

It drinks milk inside the pouch.

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It stays in the pouch until it is big enough to hop around outside.

 

A pouch is like a pocket of skin on the mother's front.


Words

quokka (say kw-ok-uh)

  • Asmall animal that is part of the kangaroo family.

pouch (say pow-ch)

  • A sort of pocket on the front of some animals where a tiny baby is kept safe as it grows.

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