Feral Animals

Remarkable cases of feral animals (domesticated animals which became wild again) living within the boundaries of WHS.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Amami-Oshima Island The management of the nominated property is contending with many invasive alien species as well as feral cats and several measures have been put in place to address the issue. (Ab Ev)
Donana National Park Marisme├▒o
Galapagos Islands "Introduced plants and animals, such as feral goats, cats, and cattle, brought accidentally or willingly to the islands by humans, represent the main threat to Galápagos. Quick to reproduce and with no natural predators, these alien species decimated the habitats of native species."
Grand Canyon Home of both Wild ("feral") horses (Mustangs) and Burros (donkeys). One such burro became famous in the book/movie "Brighty of the Grand Canyon" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighty_of_the_Grand_Canyon They are protected by the "Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (1971) except in NPs where, as "invasive" non-native species, they are eradicated. In 1979 (the year of its inscription) such action in the Grand Canyon led to a celebrated rescue by animal welfare campaigners
Greater Blue Mountains Dingo
Komodo National Park 'feral animals form important prey species for the Komodo monitor' (AB evaluation)
Los Alerces National Park minks from the nearby fur farm at Cholila
St. Kilda Boreray
Uluru Particularly Camels


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