CatScientific name: Felis catus

Meaning of name: The meaning of the name is not known.

Distribution: Cats can be found throughout Australia. However, they are absent from many off-shore islands.

Description: Cats can grow to have a body length over 60cm.

Notes: Cats were introduced to Australia with the earliest non-Aboriginal explorers. Since then, cats have established themselves across the country. Cats are a great threat to our native wildlife. They have been known to travel up to 10km in one day to reach their preferred hunting grounds.

Several bushland areas in the City of Canning have been declared as cat prohibited zones. This means that any cat found in the area can be seized, the owner fined and/or the cat put down.

References: Guide to the Wildlife of the Perth Region. Simon Neville Publications. 2005