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[ wahyld-lahyf ]


  1. undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those hunted for food, sport, or profit.


  1. of, for, or abounding in wildlife:

    a wildlife preserve.


/ ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf /


  1. wild animals and plants collectively

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wildlife1

First recorded in 1930–35; wild + life

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Example Sentences

If it doesn’t, you should report the animal to your local wildlife control agency.

“Winter sea ice in this region serves as a critical habitat for unique marine wildlife like Pacific walrus and kittiwakes,” Gaglioti says.

In my view, this contested area will have far more meaning and value as a wildlife refuge in a warming world that is starting to seriously move away from hydrocarbon energy.

Everywhere we looked — home gardens, parks, agricultural lands, wildlife refuges — pesticides were present.

A phenomenon known in wildlife studies as natal dispersal, it is the first — and for many, only — movement from their birthplace.

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The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.

He also recalls the many visitors who would often go to the island to admire its harvests and wildlife.

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.

A survey of wildlife with recommendations for adequate protection.

The Northern Neck had been hunted less by the Indians than the lower peninsulas, and it was teeming with wildlife.

The fight would spread and the victors would be eaten by the wildlife that swarmed over the undefended perimeter.

The possibility of seeing and studying wildlife is best in the Many Glacier region.

Glacier National Park is exceptionally rich in many kinds of wildlife.


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