It is just as important that children learn about wild animals as much as they need to learn about domesticated ones. Domesticated animals surround all aspects of a child's life; however, they do not get to come in contact with wild animals, so learning as much as they can about them is good not only now but for their future, as well. This is not only good for them to learn in case they ever come in contact with one, but it is also good average knowledge for them to have just because. It is good for the children to know and understand the different roles that different animals play on the earth. It is not good for children to obtain their knowledge secondhand, where they may or may not be told the right information. Having all the knowledge possible helps them to be well rounded individuals.
Natural history books and books about nature and wildlife are one of the best ways to introduce this subject to young children. Books are age appropriate and many have several great pictures that will appeal to your child's senses. This is great because it will only make the child want to read and learn even more. Books will open up a whole new world to your child, a world in which they are responsible for what they are able to learn. By reading books about wildlife, children will learn to accept and appreciate the other living animals on our planet rather than grow up with a fear of them.
Books about wildlife will have information on lifestyles and eating habits of all different types of animals. These books will cover each aspect in glorious detail, such as schedules, hunting, what the animal eats, and many other things. This helps a child to see with their mind what the actual animal is really like without having to see it physically. Many children become so enthralled with wildlife learning that they end up choosing nature related careers as adults.