Definition of wild-caught in English:

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(Of an animal) taken from the wild rather than bred from captive stock: a zoo known to have bought wild-caught gorillas on the black market
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  • Gallinaceous birds seem to be ideal model hosts for this kind of experimental study because wild-caught birds can be bred and raised in captivity and released successfully into wild populations.
  • Therefore, I measured the average extraction rate of each species separately using wild-caught birds that I put into a large aviary.
  • His organization opposes the trade in wild-caught birds because of conservation and cruelty concerns, but he warns of its health hazards as well.

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