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It’s time Australia recognised cats and their impact as a major environmental issue | Trent Zimmerman

Domestic cats destroy over one million native animals a day – but Australians still find it hard to accept their own cute little moggie could be a killer The Macquarie Island parakeet was, by all accounts, an elegant parrot endemic to the island off southern Tasmania that shared its name. We will never really know, because the last of its species was seen in the 1880s. The lesser bilby inhabited warmer climes – it was found predominantly in the sandy deserts of central Australia. A charismatic but fierce little marsupial, it joined the list of extinct Australian species more recently, with the last known remnants found in a wedge-tailed eagle nest in the late 1960s. Continue reading...
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