“.. Some 100,000 feral camels have been culled from the Australian outback – a key step towards controlling the troublesome animals that have destroyed infrastructure, contaminated water holes and ruined sacred Australian Aboriginal sites.
Camels were first introduced to Australia during the 19th century and used as transport for exploration and to assist construction of rail and telegraph lines.
Tens of thousands were released in the 1930s when vehicle transport became more common – and the wild population had soared to an estimated half a million by 2004…”
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