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Why would you call nature "wild"? Is it because there's no human interference?


Native speaker’s answer


Yes, that's correct! It's called the wild because it is not cultivated or domesticated, it is separate from humanity and civilization. You can consider "the wild" to mean a natural state of being, away from people. Ex: The orphaned squirrel we rescued is too used to humans now, so it can no longer be released into the wild. Ex: Pandas almost went extinct in the wild, but conservation efforts have helped increase the wild panda population.

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