Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

In the battle of cats vs. rats, the rats are winning

The first study to document interactions between feral cats and a wild rat colony finds that contrary to popular opinion, cats are not good predators of rats. In a novel approach, researchers monitored the behavior and movement ...

Where did Australian cats come from?

Researchers have found that cats in Australia are most likely descended from those brought by European settlers. Feral cats found on the islands surrounding Australia may represent founding populations from Europe, introduced ...

Lock up your pet, it's a killing machine

We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife—across Australia, feral cats collectively kill more than three billion animals per year.

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