Adopt a quokka to aid con­ser­va­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THIS news­pa­per has adopted a quokka and called it Matilda.

The adop­tion cer­tifi­cate says Matilda is 40-54cm long and weighs be­tween 2.7kg and 4.2kg.

The Rottnest Is­land Author­ity ini­tia­tive raises money for the con­ser­va­tion of the Is­land's heritage sites and the quokka.

RIA Cus­tomer Ser­vice man­ager Alanna Cooper said the adop­tion con­cept was also an ed­u­ca­tional tool, par­tic­u­larly for young peo­ple and tourists.

“It’s im­por­tant peo­ple don't touch them or feed them hu­man food... these are two big prob­lems with the quokkas,” she said.

The adop­tion cer­tifi­cate for Matilda the quokka.

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