Wild animals are those animals that are not kept by humans domestically, they are animals that do not rely on us for food, shelter, or water, nor do they interact with us in a body. Wild animals may have habitats that are reserved by humans, but their main characteristic is that they are not tamed to be kept as pets or raised for food but they can be hunted for food in every culture.
In Hausa Language we call them “Namun Daji” or “Ƙwarin Daji” in general, despite that hunters can differentiate their gender and have their male and female names. And due to the fact that ancient Hausas engaged in hunting skill (Farauta or Hwarauta) hardly would you not find a community or two named after hunters or an animal in and around every Hausa settlements. On top of that, you can find the names in some Hausa native names. This serves as an example: Sarkin Gobir Kurar Gado and Sarkin Maradi Ali Zaki.
|Damussa, Damushe||Tigress, Tiger|
|Zaki, Zakanya||Lion, Lioness|
|Giwa, Toro||Elephant: Cow, Bull|
|Ƴar Rabi, Beguwa||Poccupine|
|Kada, Kadaye||Crocodile: Female, Male|
|Barewa, Sassaro||Deer: Hind, Stack|
|Jaki, Jaka||Donkey: Jack, Jennet|
|Mayki, Mikiya||Eagle: Male, Female|
|Kura, Kure||Bitch, Hyena|