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Unformatted text preview: the 1930s. The immigration of this animal plays a major contributing factor in the population size within Louisiana. Nutria animals breed like rabbits and each female can birth 40 babies in three years. Nutria reaches puberty within six months from birth, explaining how the high birth rate also plays a major fact in the nutria population size. Nutria consume a third of their body weight a day, and are depleting the natural resources available in their area. As vegetarians, once the vegetative resources are gone from the area, it is expected the nutria will move to other areas in search for food. This movement will result in further depletion of natural resources on a potentially grander scale....
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This document was uploaded on 02/23/2012.
- Spring '09
- Environmental Science