Feral deer in Canberra on rise due to Black Summer bushfires

Andrew Brown
By Andrew Brown
Updated June 30 2021 - 4:16am, first published June 29 2021 - 6:00pm
Experts have warned Canberra's feral deer population could expand due to bushfires. Picture: ACT government

The Black Summer bushfires may have led to the country's large feral deer population encroaching on areas beyond its normal habitat, including parts of the ACT, according to leading conservationists.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Journalist

I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.