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10 of Australia's cutest animals

By: Sidney Stevens on Feb. 8, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Quokka standing up right

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The land of precious

You've heard of kangaroos and koalas, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Australia's one-of-a-kind wildlife. The Land Down Under seems to have a special talent for adorable critters that not only look memorable but also have signature traits. (Not to mention the comical names that roll off the tongue.)

From mini-marsupials (like the quokka pictured here) to snickering songbirds, the following cuddle-worthy wild things are not only irresistibly eye-catching, but many are only found on the continent. Prepare to be mesmerized and charmed.