Kōrero: Rabbits

Weka

The ground-dwelling weka was one of just two native predators of rabbits. Ironically, when mustelids (ferrets, stoats and weasels) were released in New Zealand in the 1880s to help control rabbits, they killed large numbers of weka.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-110-004

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Using predators for control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/15263/weka (accessed 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008