Managing feral cats

Our natural and cultural resource and Mutitjulu Community rangers putting up a cat trap

At Uluru we’re always working hard to take care of our native plants and animals. Our annual feral animal trapping takes place during the cooler months. Reptiles are less active at this time so there’s less food for feral animals - making them easier to trap.

Cats are the biggest threat to native animals in the park. We trap them using large wire mesh traps with dual entry in the base. Cats can see straight through the traps so they are more willing to enter to retrieve the bait.

This year we have removed 14 cats from the park. We are continuing to work with our neighbours at the Ayers Rock Resort to remove feral cats from their land.

Rachael, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park