Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants.
Domesticated animal living in the wild.
Animals of domestic ancestry who have reverted to the wild state. American mustangs are feral, rather than truly wild.
Escaped from domestication and became wild.
animals that have reverted to a wild state from domestication (for example, feral cats, pigs, dogs, camels, horses, donkeys etc), sometimes accompanied by reversion of those traits selected for in domestication (morphology, size, behaviour).
a once-domesticated cat that has been left to wander and has reverted to its wild nature.
domesticated animals that have become wild.
A domesticated animal which has returned to the wild state.
A domestic animal that has taken up a wild existence.
Non-domesticated animals living in a natural state or environment.
domesticated animals that have escaped captivity.
wild and menacing; "a ferocious dog"
Used to refer to animals which have become wild in an area outside of their natural range, usually due to human forces.
A feral animal is one which has been introduced into a country or area (either accidentally or deliberately) and has established viable wild populations outside of their natural range. Feral animals can cause a lot of damage to ecosystems. One of the most famous is the cane toad, Bufo marinus. Feral animals are a serious problem in both Australia and New Zealand, and eradication programs for some species have been in place for many years.
A term used to describe domestic or introduced animals living in wild conditions or plants that have become wild.
Refers to an individual or population that has returned to the wild after a history of domestication.
a domesticated species that has adapted to existence in the wild state but remains distinct from other wild species.
(fir' l) Formerly domesticated animals that are in a wild state in an area. Oftentimes this involves pigs, cats, goats, and other species brought to an area by humans for agriculture or other uses that later were allowed to run free and cause damage to native species.
animals which have escaped from captivity or domestication to become wild.
These horses are not wild as they did not naturally live in the area that they do now, so are not wild, but are no longer tame, either. This includes such horses as Mustangs and Brumbies.
Used of a plant or animal that has reverted to the wild from a state of cultivation or domestication.
he kararehe pawhara A wild introduced animal that does not depend on humans for food.
an animal that was once domesticated, but has since been released/escaped into the wild and has established itself living successfully in a wild state
wild animals whose ancestors were once tame
Said to be a domesticated animal that has reverted to the wild or that has been born in the wild.
Escaped from cultivation or domestication and existing in the wild.
Referring to domesticated animals which have adapted to living in the wild.
An untamed animal that was born in the wild or has reverted to a wild state.
A type of domesticated or introduced animal that lives in wild conditions.
not domesticated; wild.
wild; not domesticated or cultivated
Existing in a wild or untamed state or having returned to the wild from domestication.
Pertaining to wild populations of animals derived from commensal ancestors; house mice that live apart from, and independent of, humans.
Referring to domesticated animals which are living in the wild.
Existing in a wild or untamed state; especially having reverted to such a state from domestication, i.e., feral cat.
describes a domesticated animal that has reverted back to the wild
domestic animals that have returned to the wild state
Having become wild from a state of cultivation or domestication. 69
Having returned to an untamed state from domestication.
Wild or escaped from domestication and able to reproduce normally.
Wild, used to describe animals that are usually not domesticated, like cats or pigs.
A domesticated animal that now lives in the wild, e.g. goat.
A synonym for wild animals.
A feral organism is one that has escaped from domestication and returned, partly or wholly, to its wild state. Rarely will a local environment perfectly integrate the feral organism into its established ecology. Therefore, feral animals and plants can cause disruption or extinction to some indigenous species, affecting wilderness and other fragile ecosystems.
Ferals form a sub-culture whose members resemble animals in some superficial way (although obviously they are still human). They often have untethered hair (impromptu dreadlocks), are unwashed, and wear an assortment of torn, aged, although sometimes colourful, clothes. Their social system is based upon the following practices and philosophies: environmentalism (usually radical), refusal of most property systems founded on tenure or ownership (often resulting in nomadism and/or squatting), Marijuana-smoking, long-neck swilling, dog husbandry, suspicion of non-ferals.
In the television show Mutant X Genomex created four classes of new mutants: feral, elemental, molecular and psionic. Feral New Mutants have had their DNA spliced with animal DNA resulting in either physical or mental characteristics of the animal. They are usually athletic.