wild being

See: animal
References in classic literature ?
His appearance was wild and uncouth; there was aloofness in his eyes and sensuality in his mouth; he was big and strong; he gave the impression of untamed passion; and perhaps she felt in him, too, that sinister element which had made me think of those wild beings of the world's early history when matter, retaining its early connection with the earth, seemed to possess yet a spirit of its own.
We have all visited zoos and seen the amazing animals of the world on television, but it's not until you are up close and personal with these magnificent wild beings that you suddenly realise how utterly magnif-icent and scary they actually are.
In addition to nutrition and taste, wild foods offer an adventure into literally tasting our unpredictable and unknown heritage as wild beings.