Threats: Feral goats

Feral goats are animals which have escaped the control of people and are living and breeding in the wild. In Tasmania, many feral populations probably built up in the 1980s from the offspring of haphazard escapes and releases: crossbred varieties are common. Feral goats can breed from six months of age and young are weaned quickly: a goat herd may double in size in 18 months.

Author Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania
Date null
Year 2003
Publisher Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania
Notes Notes
Region TAS