The most common wild animals are deer, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and muskrats.
Of the wild animals of Crete, the wild goat or agrimi (Capra aegagrus) alone need be mentioned; it is still found in considerable numbers on the higher summits of Psiloriti and the White Mountains.
Of wild animals may be noted the moufflon (Ovis Ammon), the stag, and the wild boar, and among birds various species of the vulture and eagle in the mountains, and the pelican and flamingo (the latter coming in August in large flocks from Africa) in the lagoons.
Fauna.-Among wild animals the tiger or ounce-called in the Guarani language the ja-gud or "big dog"-and the puma are found on the frontier of Brazil and on the wooded islets and banks of the larger rivers.
Somaliland is rich in the larger wild animals.
Among the wild animals found in the mountains are elephant, rhinoceros, bison and various kinds of feathered game.
The wild animals are bears, wolves, foxes, lynxes, wild cats, badgers, otters, martens, stoats and weasels.
The more important wild animals are a large wild sheep (Ovis poli), foxes, wolves, jackals, bears, boars, deer and leopards; amongst birds, there are partridges, pheasants, ravens, jays, sparrows, larks, a famous breed of hawks, &c.
==Fauna== The wild animals of Arabia are all of the desert-loving type: antelopes and gazelles are found in small numbers throughout the peninsula; the latter are similar to the chikara or ravine deer of India.
At the same time Commodus, proud of his bodily strength and dexterity, exhibited himself in the arena, slew wild animals and fought with gladiators, and commanded that he should be worshipped as the Roman Hercules.
Only a few of the larger wild animals remain, but the Texas fauna is still varied, for it includes not only many species common to northern and eastern United States but also several Mexican species.
The larger wild animals have disappeared,.
Elephants, tigers, bears, leopards and other wild animals are found.
If the bite was from a wild animal and the animal was captured, it is generally killed because the incubation period of rabies is unknown in most wild animals.
More than 90 percent of animal rabies cases occur in such wild animals as skunks, bats, and raccoons, with such domestic animals as dogs and cats accounting for fewer than 10 percent of cases.
Besides, most wild animals will avoid humans.
It's for protection from all the wild animals.
The wild animals of Cambodia include the elephant, which is also domesticated, the rhinoceros, buffalo and some species of wild ox; also the tiger, panther, leopard and honey-bear.
Both cattle-breeding and sheep-grazing are more profit able than dairying; but the Kirghiz herds are not well tended, being left to graze on the steppes all the year, where they perish from wild animals and the cold.
Many species of wild animals still inhabit the state, but the number of each species has been much reduced.
Living wild animals are also kept in a neighbouring paddock and cages.
In the less frequented districts wild animals abound, notably the lion and the gazelle.
ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, sometimes called Zoological Parks, institutions in which wild animals are kept in captivity.
According to Captain Stanley Flower, director of the Zoological Gardens at Giza, Cairo, Egypt, the ancient Egyptians kept various species of wild animals in captivity, but the first Zoological Garden of which there is definite knowledge was founded in China by the first emperor of the Chou dynasty, who reigned about iioo B.C. This was called the "Intelligence Park," and appears to have had a scientific and educational object.
According to a reference list compiled by Captain Stanley Flower, there were 102 actually existing public gardens or parks containing collections of wild animals in 1910, while there are also a considerable number of private collections.
Partly because of its long and successful existence, and partly because of the extensive possessions of Great Britain throughout the world, the Zoological Society of London has been able to exhibit for the first time in captivity a greater number of species of wild animals than probably the total of those shown by all other collections.
In addition to wild animals it usually contains many domesticated creatures of commercial value.
The chief feature of this is a magnificent panorama, from the central point of which large collections of wild animals are visible without any intervening bars.
Some of the smaller gardens in Europe, and perhaps a majority of those in other parts of the world, pay much attention to this side, but the more important collections are as much as possible limited to natural species and wild animals.
A certain number of wild animals are born in captivity and from time to time the possession of a successful stock enables one collection to supply many others.
Fresh-caught wild animals have to be obtained to replenish the stock.
Many of these find their way to the great shipping-ports, where there have grown up establishments that trade in wild animals.
It is important that no more should be supplied at a time than is necessary, as most animals rapidly foul their food, and except in a few special cases, wild animals are peculiarly liable to the evil results of stale or putrid substances.
Under the protection of a game commission which was created in 1895, of some game preserves which have been established by this commission, and of various laws affecting wild animals and birds, the numbers of Virginia deer, black bear, rabbits, ruffed grouse, quail and wild turkeys have increased until in some of the wilder sections they are quite plentiful, while the numbers of weasels, minks, lynx and foxes have been diminished.
Probably no country in the world, excepting perhaps inner Africa, so abounds in wild animals as the cold solitudes of the northern plateau.
The supply of some of the most valuable, such as sable, silver and natural black fox, sea otter and ermine, which are all taken from animals of a more or less shy nature, does very gradually decrease with persistent hunting and the encroachment of man upon the districts where they live, but the climate of these vast regions is so cold and inhospitable that the probabilities of man ever permanently inhabiting them in numbers sufficient to scare away or exterminate the fur-bearing wild animals is unlikely.
Among the wild animals are the elephant (comparatively rare), the leopard, varieties of antelope, many kinds of monkeys and numerous venomous snakes.
There were great numbers of wild animals in the woods."
The preservation of wild animals and birds in accordance with international agreements is enforced by law.
Various acts were passed in 1822 (known as Martin's Act), 1835 and 1837, and these were amended and consolidated by the Cruelty to Animals Acts 1849 and 1854, which, with the Wild Animals in Captivity Protection Act 1900, are the main acts upon the subject.
The Wild Animals in Captivity Protection Act 1900 extends to wild animals in captivity that protection which the acts of 1849 and 1854 conferred on domestic animals, making exception .of any act done or any omission in the preparation of animals for the food of man or for sport.
A variety of wild animals caught in the chase were kept alive and fed for slaughter.
The wild animals and birds of Denmark are those of the rest of central Europe.
The most important wild animals are the hyena, wolf (now comparatively rare), fox and jackal.
- First among the wild animals of India must be mentioned the lion (Felis leo), which is known to have been not.
Indeed, the natives are disposed to consider him as in some sort their protector, as he saves their crops from destruction by the wild animals on which he feeds.
Alone perhaps of all wild animals in India, the buffalo will charge unprovoked.
The principal wild animals are elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, black bears and wild hog.
The tiger takes the first place among wild animals.
Milner (Vienna, 1876); the Book of the Wild Animals by R.
The wild animals include bear, boar, chamois, fallow red and roe deer, gazelle, hyena, ibex, jackal, leopard, lynx, moufflon, panther, wild sheep and wolf.
The regular "man-eater" is generally an old tiger whose vigour is past, and whose teeth are worn and defective; it takes up its abode in the neighbourhood of a village, the population of which it finds an easier prey than wild animals.
The wild animals are tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and deer.
Among the wild animals are the lion, tiger, leopard, lynx, brown bear, hyena, hog, badger, porcupine, pole-cat, weasel, marten, wolf, jackal, fox, hare, wild ass, wild sheep, wild cat, mountaingoat, gazelle and deer.
The wild animals include the elephant, still found in large numbers, the leopard, panther, chimpanzee, grey monkeys, antelope of various kinds, the buffalo, wild hog, bush goat, bush pig, sloth, civet and squirrel.
Formerly bears, wolves and other wild animals took refuge in its fastnesses; and bats, rats, mice and salamanders are frequent visitors.
- The fauna is very varied, but some of the wild animals common in the early days of the colony have been exterminated (e.g.
Inland, it spreads out into prairies of coarse long grass and scrub jungle, which harbour wild animals in plenty; but throughout this vast region there is scarcely a hamlet, and only patches of rice cultivation at long intervals.
These probably afford the principal means by which wild animals are able to become aware of the presence of other members of the species, even at great distances.
Tigers, panthers, deer, wild hogs and other wild animals abound in the forests, and during the rainy season many deaths occur from snake-bites.
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Fauna and Flora.-Of wild animals the most characteristic are the black bear, puma, prairie wolf, timber wolf, fox, deer, antelope, squirrel, rabbit and prairie dog.
Game reserves have, however, been established in South Africa, British Central Africa, British East Africa, Somaliland, &c., while measures for the protection of wild animals were laid down in an international convention signed in May 1900.
- Wild animals and birds are numerous.
According to Xenophon, Cyrus had a palace and large park full of wild animals at Celaenae.
amusement parks should not be allowed to keep wild animals?
She hopes that the wild animals will stop the world's media getting too close.
The sacrifice of wild animals is predominantly used to evoke an aura of non-normal ritual behavior.
captivity of wild animals.
In the time of Prince Llewelyn the valleys below Snowdon were thickly clothed with forests, and the forests were full of wild animals.
confinement of wild animals for human entertainment should be a thing of the past.
She is often shown dressed in green and gold, holding a cornucopia and accompanied by both domestic and wild animals.
Snares - wire nooses set to catch wild animals - have been in use for a great many years.
The inquisitive, playful otter is one of Britain ' s best known and well loved wild animals.
playful otter is one of Britain ' s best known and well loved wild animals.
With relatively few wild animals now in the region, local cattle have become the main reservoir for human trypanosomes responsible for sleeping sickness.
Feral kittens grow up as if they are wild animals and become completely unapproachable.
It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse!
Born Free will continue to spread the message: wild animals belong in the wild animals belong in the wild.
tute of wood, but to compensate for this the people have ample supplies of fuel in the extensive stretches of turf, Fauna.The number of wild animals in Germany is not very great.
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The picture-book will tell you all about many strange and wild animals.
It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse !
Born Free will continue to spread the message: wild animals belong in the wild.
One of the main reasons is that they are wild animals with in-born instincts.
This means that domestic animals do not attack people as often as wild animals.
Trying to domesticate wild animals without proper training is dangerous, so unless you work for a zoo or animal sanctuary, you should not attempt to buy a chimpanzee.
Compost tumblers also discourage wild animals from foraging in the compost you are trying to create.
Environmental: Flea eggs and larvae may be present any areas commonly frequented by either your pet or wild animals.
The company also sells zoological formulas for carnivorous wild animals such as bears, lions, wolves, crocodiles and eagles.
Find out if the place has problems with wild animals.
Animal Kingdom - Not your traditional zoo, Animal Kingdom combines wild animals with wild rides into an attraction with something for everyone.
Preventative vaccination against rabies should be considered if one's occupation involves frequent contact with wild animals or non-immunized domestic animals.
Parents should speak with their children about the importance of avoiding contact with wild animals and reporting strange behavior in any animal, even a pet.
Bites from such wild animals as mountain lions and bears are also reported more frequently as humans explore or move into their natural habitats.
Wild animals should not be taken in as pets, and garbage or pet food that might attract wild animals should not be left outside the home or campsite.
You can donate to animals via a charity such as the American Humane Society or the ASPCA and make a difference in the lives of both domestic pets and wild animals.
This is the perfect time to explain that Santa might not really be able to bring a unicorn since he knows your neighborhood isn't zoned for wild animals and since you don't have a good local supplier of magical creature chow.
When a friend tells you a juicy rumor about the latest corporate scam, murderer on the loose or wild animals found slaughtered, do you agree and repeat it to everyone else, or do you check it out for yourself?
If you want to see wild animals up close, Minnesota offers lots of options.
Ken Hoang, 22, is a professional gamer from California, but can video games really prepare you to survive in a place where wild animals roam freely?
The cave, still called Mavrospelya ("black cave"), was ever afterwards regarded as sacred to Demeter, and in'it, according to information given to Pausanias, there had been set up an image of the goddess, a female form seated on a rock, but with a horse's head and mane, to which were attached snakes and other wild animals.
The wild animals of Caucasia are for the most part the same as those which frequent the mountainous parts of central Europe, though there is also an irruption of Asiatic forms, e.g.
The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.
The wild animals also are those known in Europe, with the addition of tigers and panthers.
This area is also home to bobcats, javelinas, coyotes, and many other wild animals.
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