Definition of wildlife noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwaɪldlaɪf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪldlaɪf//
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animals, birds, insects, etc. that are wild and live in a natural environment Development of the area would endanger wildlife. a wildlife habitat/sanctuaryExtra examples The bacteria pose a real threat to wildlife. The forest is home to a wealth of wildlife. The increasing use of pesticides threatens the wildlife of the area. The large variety of native plants attracts wildlife to the area. The local fish and wildlife population may be lost forever. The school has its own small wildlife garden. They called on the government to help protect native wildlife. data compiled by US and Canadian wildlife agencies federal and state wildlife officials the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Reserve in Texas the illegal wildlife trade wildlife corridors that tigers use to travel between reserves The area is an important wildlife habitat.
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