- undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.
- of, for, or abounding in wildlife: a wildlife preserve.
Origin of wildlife
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Examples from the Web for wildlife
The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
He also recalls the many visitors who would often go to the island to admire its harvests and wildlife.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
Kocurek documented the scene with notes and diagrams, and called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer corroborated another account.
A Fish and Wildlife special agent collected the bodies of two birds at the site, a redhead duck and a mourning dove.
An example is the preservation of wildlife at the expense of jobs.The Civilization of Illiteracy
A survey of wildlife with recommendations for adequate protection.Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park
United States Dept. of the Interior
Appropriations for fish and wildlife operations have more than doubled.
Probably the best solution for the problem of conservation of wild animals is the establishment of wildlife refuges.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
If its all the same to you, Gilly, wed rather enjoy the wildlife of the Rockies instead of ranching, ventured Julie.Girl Scouts in the Rockies
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
- wild animals and plants collectively
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Word Origin and History for wildlife
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