Kōrero: Introduced animal pests

Pig rooting, Wairau valley (1 o 2)

Pig rooting, Wairau valley

Wild pigs damage undergrowth by breaking up the earth in search of tasty roots. They also dig out invertebrates to eat, such as land snails. This reduces biodiversity and opens the ground to weeds.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10033167
Photograph by John Johns

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Deer, goats, pigs and wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10138/pig-rooting-wairau-valley (accessed 25 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015