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Descriptor English: Animals, Wild
Descriptor Spanish: Animales Salvajes
Descriptor Portuguese: Animais Selvagens
Descriptor French: Animaux sauvages
Entry term(s): Animal, Feral
Animal, Nondomestic
Animal, Nondomesticated
Animal, Stray
Animal, Wild
Animals, Feral
Animals, Nondomestic
Animals, Nondomesticated
Animals, Stray
Feral Animal
Feral Animals
Nondomestic Animal
Nondomestic Animals
Nondomesticated Animal
Nondomesticated Animals
Stray Animal
Stray Animals
Wild Animal
Wild Animals
Tree number(s): B01.050.050.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000835
Scope note: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Annotation: general or unspecified; do not routinely add as a coordinate with animals ordinarily considered wild such as LIONS; BEARS; etc.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Animals (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 87; was see under ANIMALS 1978-86
History Note: 87(78); was see under ANIMALS 1978-86
DeCS ID: 847
Unique ID: D000835
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/12
Revision Date: 2019/07/05
Animals, Wild - Preferred
Concept UI M0001245
Scope note Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Preferred term Animals, Wild
Entry term(s) Animal, Wild
Wild Animal
Wild Animals
Animals, Nondomesticated - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000641233
Preferred term Animals, Nondomesticated
Entry term(s) Animal, Nondomestic
Animal, Nondomesticated
Animals, Nondomestic
Nondomestic Animal
Nondomestic Animals
Nondomesticated Animal
Nondomesticated Animals
Stray Animals - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000641234
Preferred term Stray Animals
Entry term(s) Animal, Stray
Animals, Stray
Stray Animal
Animals, Feral - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000639524
Scope note Domesticated animals that are living in the wild.
Preferred term Animals, Feral
Entry term(s) Animal, Feral
Feral Animal
Feral Animals



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