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Taronga Zoo will begin a rabbit baiting program on April 15th 2016 to suppress the feral rabbit populations immediately aroudn the Zoo.

Calicivirus, also knows as Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), is used to control wild rabbits which are declared pest animals in NSW as they can cause major agricultural and environmental damage.

The comprehensive Rabbit Control Program follow the Commonwealth Threat Abatement Plan (TAP) for Competition and Land Degradation by Feral Rabbit (2008).

The program will run from the 12th April 2016 to the 29th April 2016. Dependent on weather, dates might change.

For more information about the Zoo program, please contact senior Pest Control Officer Ovi Albanil on 9978 4747 or oalbanil@zoo.nsw.gov.au.