Wild animals are animals who are neither domestic nor liminal. That is, they are animals who do not live in captivity by a human community; who control their own breeding, organization of territory, or food supply (Clutton-Brock, 2012); who do not live on anthropogenic food sources; or who do not share their living spaces with humans (O’Connor, 2013). According to this definition, wolves and lions are usually wild. As with domestic and liminal animals, though, wild animals are characterized by their living situation, not their species identity.
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