Why is the numbat the faunal emblem of WA; not the quokka?
The Honourable Sir Jack
because its only on one little island
Old Bludger is the national emblem of Centrelink , the dingbat.
WHY? They had a better lobby group of support. https://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/guidelinesandpolicies/symbolsofwa/pages/animalemblemnumbat.aspx
I'm in Britain and I have never heard of a quokka. The numbat I know very well. Are you sure quokkas are better-known?