When it comes to wildlife, we all have the idea that animals are very dangerous creatures, such as lions, bears, tigers, etc. The truth is: not all wild animals are dangerous. Furthermore, all animals were wild once, just like cats, dogs, horses, etc… All of those animals were wild creatures before being domesticated by the man.
Wild animals are just creatures living in their natural habitat and survive by their own means: hunting, fishing or eating vegetables. As you see, the wild animal term has little to do with the concept that comes to mind when thinking of them.
Human beings are infrequently the desired prey by such predators. Most of the attacks that happen in wild environments are the way they defend themselves when they think they are in danger.
There are certain wild animals that seem less dangerous and can become more dangerous to man, as the case of ferrets, for example.
Wild animals must fight to survive and survival instincts lead them to hunt domestic animals. The fox is a dreaded by livestock animals since they attack chickens and other farm animals that are easy to catch since they do not have many options to be saved.
Wild animals are curious and as happens with us, are puzzled with what is new for them. Sometimes it may happen that the sight of a human is a new experience for them. Their reactions are and will be unpredictable but in general, wild animals will try to protect themselves and hide when they see something unknown.
In this video, you can see how a deer, which is considered a wild animal, interacts amicably with a baby. It is an absolutely lovely moment; however, you can’t forget the fact that it is important to have a special attention when a wild animal interacts with a human being. You can also notice that children have no fear of non-domestic animals and the fears may be developed or learned at some point in their growth. Pets and children have one characteristic that makes this relationship easy: they have a more gestural communication than verbal.
Living with a domestic animal will influence the future relations with their friends. A child who lives with pets is more affectionate, sociable and less individualistic.
Growing up with a pet creates a better understanding of the cycle of life and the feeling of loss.