A colony of fluffy and feral ginger cats is causing havoc for seabirds at a reserve within West Auckland’s Waitākere Ranges, Stuff reports. A white-fronted tern colony that occupied the area were being hunted and killed, said Lindy Harvey, president of Friends of Whatipū, a group of conservation volunteers at Whatipū scientific reserve. Harvey said she has no idea how the cats originally ended up in the reserve, but imagined they were probably dumped there and continued to breed.

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