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Kangaroos and wallabies (Macropus spp) Several species of kangaroos and wallabies, Family Macropodidea, are at times considered to be overabundant and cause damage to production in Australia and environmental damage where they have been introduced into New Zealand. In Australia, 5 species are commercially harvested under a program to reduce their impact to acceptable levels. […]

Problems caused by kangaroos and wallabies

Kangaroos can cause damage to fences, compete with domestic livestock for grazing and water, and graze and trample crops. Some individual kangaroos harass or threaten humans at picnic areas where they have become accustomed to being fed by members of the public. Black Wallaby grazing can cause damage to young trees in plantations.