Pest animal species

While most animals that are pests in Australia and New Zealand are non-native species, not all pest animals are introduced. Some native species such as kangaroos and some parrots are considered to cause significant economic or environmental damage. Ironically, many Australian animals have been released in New Zealand and some, like the brush-tailed possum, have become a serious pest.

  • Photo of a wild dog

    Wild dog

  • European fox

  • Photo of a feral pig

    Feral pig

  • Photo of a European rabbit

    European rabbit

  • Photo of a feral cat

    Feral cat

  • Photo of a feral goat

    Feral goat

  • Photo of a European carp

    European carp

  • Photo of a tilapia


  • Photo of a cane toad

    Cane toad

  • Photo of an Indian Myna

    Pest birds

  • Photo of a house mouse

    House mouse

  • Photo of feral horses

    Feral horse

  • Photo of feral deer

    Feral deer

  • Photo of feral camels

    Feral camel

  • Photo of a red-eared slider turtle

    New and emerging

Last updated: December 2, 2016