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The Quokka is known as the happiest animal in the world.

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The Quokka is known as the happiest animal in the world. http://t.co/89gaRv2Hj6
4:37 PM May 07 2014

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I'd like to know the testing method used to determine that ;)

It's not science, it's marketing. :)

Wikipedia says, "The quokka has no fear of humans and it is common for it to approach them closely."

Some marketer saw that lack of fear and their "smile" and called it happiness:

Definitely the smile ;)

Funny how anthropomorphizing an animal makes it seem closer to us. 

They will tolerate petting if you give them a banana:

Inquisitive Quokka gif: http://i.imgur.com/f4qzeEZ.gifv

Imgur comments: http://imgur.com/p9CH1

Quokka is one of the most endangered animals in the world:

http://pandawhale.com/post/65751/20-animals-that-are-likely-to-become-extinct-before-you-die

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