Australia builds world’s longest cat fence

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The world’s largest cat-proof fence has been completed in central Australia.  The fence creates a 94 square kilometre sanctuary for endangered marsupials.

The fence itself is 44km long and is made of 85,000 pickets, 400km of wire and 130km of netting .  It surrounds the Newhaven wildlife sanctuary.

Endangered marsupials such as the bilby, the burrowing bettong and the mala (also known as the rufous hare-wallaby) will have a chance to replenish their populations inside the massive sanctuary, safe from Australia’s feral cat epidemic.

Conservationists plan to reintroduce a total of 11 endangered marsupials into the area.

Feral cats not only threaten marsupials, each night they kill a million native birds across Australia and have caused the extinction of 20 native species.

 

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Atsuki
Atsuki
May 30, 2018 12:06 pm

Awwwww….. That’s sad. Cats can be dangerous but also cute. When you see a cat trying to catch a bird try to get it away from the bird. I have a cat myself named ‘Nori’.

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 30, 2018 4:25 pm

the AUSSIE WALL… paid by the cats/kittens food
BUT… they do prove a point.
i have 2 cats myself called charlie and oscar

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 30, 2018 5:44 pm

Crazy!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 30, 2018 6:13 pm

I LOVE CATS

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 30, 2018 6:27 pm

Cool

Joshie
Joshie
May 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Wow. That fence is super SUPER long. Anyway, I LOVE CATS

Eric
Eric
May 31, 2018 7:26 am

Cats are so cute.
😀

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 31, 2018 10:39 am

build a wall build a wall 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 31, 2018 7:05 pm

what thats just sad

greta
greta
June 1, 2018 11:08 am

i realy hope the cats arre still safe

Leo
Leo
June 1, 2018 11:19 am

This is sooooooooooooo mean

Anonymous
Anonymous
June 5, 2018 3:05 pm

thats great, im very glad they did that to help the enviroment over there. I hope it works.

Anonymous
Anonymous
June 24, 2018 10:39 pm

Sooo cute

Anonymous
Anonymous
June 24, 2018 10:40 pm

I’m glad they builded that cat fence

Cole Taylor
Cole Taylor
June 26, 2018 2:29 pm

That is sooooooo sad ? cats kill tha5 much birds!? 20 extinct and that is caused by cats?! I love cats and birds and both are beautiful and cute except for magpies ?

Anonymous
Anonymous
July 27, 2018 11:41 am

Very Interesting,
All of the cats can kill even more if they properly tried but they didn’t
so they had all been saved by these 4 long walls.

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