How many wild cattle are there on Maui?

How many Wild Cattle are there on Maui? We don’t have an exact number for the population of wild cattle on Maui, but the population is considered to be high, and the control of wild cattle population is an ongoing effort by Maui County Government.

Estimates for the population of wild cattle in Maui is around 5,000-7,000 head. The population is increasing at an estimated rate of 10-15% per year, as well. Wild cattle can be found in all parts of the island and are present in high numbers in East Maui, West Maui, and Upcountry Maui.


Erosion caused by wild cattle upcountry Maui.