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What is the most common animal in Australia?

Question #17622. Asked by Mel.
Last updated Jun 18 2021.

Brainy Blonde
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Brainy Blonde

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Personally, I think it is probably a fish or an insect, but I could not find a source to confirm it. However, I did find the following.

Huge numbers of chickens are raised and killed - 368 million a year are slaughtered in Australia. See:

The rabbit has damaged the Australian environment and is also a major pest to farmers. Some estimates put the number of rabbits in Australia at over 200 million. Wild rabbits were introduced by Thomas Austin of Barwon Park, Winchelsea in Victoria. In 1859, Austin imported 24 rabbits from England and released them on his property for sport hunting. Today there are over 200 million of them. See:

Rabbits, 200-300 million before 1995. See:

Present distribution of rabbits in Australia. See: link,is%20arid%20and%20not%20fully%20fit%20for%20agriculture.

Response last updated by satguru on Jun 09 2021.
Mar 26 2002, 8:42 PM
Answer has 4 votes

Answer has 4 votes.
According to my search on it is the echidna. An echidna, for those who don't know, is a small egg-laying mammal (monotreme) not unlike a porcupine in appearance. no longer exists

Response last updated by gtho4 on Jun 18 2021.
Apr 14 2002, 6:19 PM
Answer has 3 votes

Answer has 3 votes.
Ants are widespread and outnumber sheep and kangaroo. no longer exists

Response last updated by gtho4 on Jun 18 2021.
May 15 2004, 6:33 AM
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