Just 24 wild rabbits started Australia's most devastating plague

By Maureen Dettre
Updated August 24 2022 - 9:31am, first published 9:23am
Australia's rabbit plague began with the introduction of a bunch of wild rabbits in 1859 (AP PHOTO)
Australia's rabbit plague began with the introduction of a bunch of wild rabbits in 1859 (AP PHOTO)

Genetics and historical records have revealed how a single batch of imported English rabbits triggered Australia's most devastating biological invasion.

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