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Feral Animals

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

The connection belongs to Ecology connections.

Connected Sites

  • 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" 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  Link
  • 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 Link
  • Uluru: Particularly Camels Link


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Feral Animals?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source