On the green continent, as Australia is also called, another zoological crisis is brewing. Once a huge problem for the local nature was uncontrollably bred rabbits, now it can occur due to stray cats.
The mild Australian climate makes it easy for stray cats to survive. They quickly run wild, turning from cute domestic purrs into dangerous, albeit not large predators.
In the continent's closed ecosystem, the emergence of a new, rapidly growing population of predators is fraught with the extermination of certain species of animals and birds. Experts disagree on estimates of the number of feral cats - according to various opinions, from two to six million such individuals now live on the continent.
Scientists are looking for humane ways to reduce the number of new predators. Meanwhile, the country's leadership decided to protect against them at least the Newhaven Sanctuary nature reserve located in the center of Australia - it would be surrounded by a high metal fence.