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Feral animals take catastrophic toll on native wildlife

Australia has the dubious distinction of topping the world when it comes to the rate mammal extinction.

Since the 1850s on average two species a decade have disappeared from the continent and most of the blame belongs to feral cats and foxes.

Now researchers at QUT have compiled a list of the 12 most threatened native animals in Australia and study lead author Assoc Prof Michael Bode tells Mark it’s an ecological catastrophe.

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