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quokka

a small, nocturnal wallaby (Setonyx brachyurus) which is especially sensitive to nutritional myopathy. Called also Rottnest quokka.
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The new Quokka 787 is undergoing final preparations at the Boeing factory in Seattle, Washington state, and is expected to arrive in Oz in late January.
Vigilance in quokkas may be largely unrelated to predation.
Quokkas seem to be peculiar among kangaroos and wallabies in that individuals in groups of about 10 or more allocated virtually all their time to foraging and none to vigilance, as measured over five minute periods.
Blumstein DT Daniel JC and McLean IG (2001) Group-size effects in quokkas.
According to the Wall Street Journal & Bloomberg, Quokka last year lost $US 150 million from revenue of $US 47 million, leading to an announcement this week of a second round of staff cuts in three months.