Interesting Rabbit Fact Infographic – The Longest Rabbit Proof Fence
Rabbits were introduced to Australia in the 18th century and became widespread.
In spite of their cute bunny faces, they are very destructive and they have damaged millions of dollars worth of crops. It had become a pest problem in Australia.
People tried to control the rabbit population by shooting them and destroying their warrens. However it was not very successful. A rabbit proof fence was therefore built to stop the rabbits from spreading further.
Three bunny proof fences were built in Western Australia and they were completed in 1907. It took 6 years to finish the project. The three fences altogether are 3,253 km long and it costs £337,841 at that time.