Kōrero: Rabbits

Rabbits in the Mackenzie Country

Parts of the South Island experienced a series of dry seasons in the mid-1980s. These allowed high survival rates among young rabbits, and numbers increased alarmingly. In the Mackenzie Country and Central Otago numbers reached a level not seen since the late 1940s. The video clip shows swarms of rabbits in the Mackenzie Country at the time, but cannot fully show their profound impact on the vegetation.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Biological control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/15279/rabbits-in-the-mackenzie-country (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008