Australia's Shocking Rate Of Mammal Extinction Blamed On Cats And Red Foxes Brought Over By European Settlers

February 10, 2015 7:32 PM

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Researchers believe imported cats and foxes are the primary cause of the high rate of mammal extinction that has been sweeping Australia.

A recent study showed a whopping 10 percent of the land mammal species native to Australia have been wiped out since European settlers first arrived in 1788, the Associated Press reported. These mammals include the Tasmanian tiger and various species of mice and wallabies. Today, about 21 percent of...

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