Australia's Major Intorduced Pest Animals

Complete the missing data in the table

Animal Year of introduction Distribution Impact on native wildlife
dingo unknown   predator
black rat 1788 coastal Australia  
feral goat   widespread  
brown rat about 1800    
feral cat about 1800    
horse     competes for pasture
feral pig about 1800    
water buffalo   top end of Australia  
one-humped camel 1840   eats native plants
common starling 1850's South-eastern Australia  
rabbit     competes for pasture
fox 1860's    
common mynah 1862 pockets on east coast  
donkey 1866    
European carp   South-eastern Australia  
cane toad     predator of small animals


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