We class 'wild animals' as those that aren't normally domesticated. The list is enormous, ranging from badgers to nesting birds, pet snakes and zoo elephants!
Our concern for wild animals is based on how they're treated and whether humans cause unnecessary suffering, rather than how many of a species there are. This means our focus is on animal welfare rather than on the conservation of endangered species, although the two can overlap.
How are we helping wildlife?
It's a challenge trying to improve the welfare of such a huge number of different animals! Roughly 18,000 wild animals are admitted to our wildlife centres each year. We use scientific research and practical evidence to support our views, and encourage change in many different ways.
Find out how else we're helping wildlife, and follow the links below to find out how you can do your bit to help the wildlife you may encounter in your garden and out and about.