The Myth: Kangaroos compete with farm animals for food
The Reality: The impact of kangaroos on farm animals is minimal
- Evidence shows that kangaroos seldom compete with farm animals for food, despite claims by farmers that they cost $200 million in losses per year.
- As foragers, kangaroos compete with farm animals for pasture only when under extreme grazing pressure in times of drought.
- A 2011 report by THINKK suggests that kangaroos actually cost Australian farmers on average $1.67 per kangaroo per year.