The wasteland may provide little food of substance for male xihra, but at the same time, little in the way of natural predators. In addition, owing to the fact that most females of the species are domesticated, xihra are quite often born safely behind farm fences.

Over the last several decades this has created somewhat of a situation as a growing number of hungry, emboldened xihra have been compelled to encroach upon populated areas—particularly in Llyri, where the animal is utilized the most.