[[caption-width-right:270:The vet, Iwashiro Tesshou and his Nursing Dog... err... [[MeaningfulName Dog.]]]]

''Wild Life'' is a manga created by Fujisaki Masato, which tells the story of Tesshou, a veterinarian. He is an ordinary high school delinquent who has no skills but a perfect pitch. He goes on to become a veterinarian and uses his skill of perfect pitch to cure sick animals. Despite its comedic and light approach, this comic really has a lot to say about the life of vets and their work on wild life. It is both heartwarming and funny, and filled with adorable animals.

!!This series provides examples of:

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Shiryou
* AnythingThatMoves: Ryoto, his [[TheTease favorite target]] is Tessho, but has no qualms hitting on Hosho or anyone else for that matter.
* AuthorTract: Hoo boy, chapter 49. The main characters take a moment to talk about how the West's ban on whale fishing is misguided, that whale populations are increasing, and how not controlling whale populations may result in environmental chaos. It's honestly a bit jarring to see politics brought up in this manga, especially when one would think that the characters, supporters of conservation themselves, would be against whale fishing.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Almost all the main characters, since it's a required skill. But Hosho bring this to a whole new level: she's using her FANTASY, and boy her fantasy is [[CovertPervert wild]] and [[MundaneUtility useful]]!
* BerserkButton: Under ''no'' circumstances should you dare to cause harm to trees in Riki's presence.
* BettyAndVeronica: Played in the sixth volume's cover. Hosho as Veronica and Seno as Betty, [[ChasteHero not that Tessho noticed]]...
* BigEater:
* BilingualBonus: Ryouto, when written in different kanji, means 'bisexual. And considering Ryouto's tendencies... [[DepravedBisexual well...]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Ryoto, who later transferred himself to MEIOU because he couldn't not obtain another paid vacation from R.E.D.
* ButNotTooForeign: Averted. The veterinarians of R.E.D. go all around the world and therefore meet people from many different ethnicities. Surprisingly, the foreigners, such as Americans and Africans are drawn realistically to look American and African rather than the usual re-coloring of a normally drawn manga character.
* TheCameo: Steve Irwin. Yes, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Irwin.jpg that]] Steve Irwin.
* ChasteHero: Tessho, doubles as BookDumb IdiotHero, poor Hosho and Seno...
* ChekhovsGun: R.E.D.'s owner's dentures, used as an idea to design a replacement beak for a penguin.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon:
-->'''Tesshou''': I'll tie you to my motorbike and take you on a death tour around Japan, or use seawater from Tokyo Bay to boil you on national television. Then I'll turn your body into an anatomical model and lock you up into the "Extreme Cold Experience" House in Cosmo World. Only an abnormal corpse will ever be found...
* Determinator: Tessho's biggest strength, where with overtime research and energy he could find a miracle towards a supposedly "impossible" disease for an animal.
* {{A Dog Named Dog}}: Tesshou's dog is named Inu , which means dog in Japanese
* FriendToAllChildren: Tesshou, for the same reason he is good with animals.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Tesshou, who is known for his big heart.
* HumansAreBastards: Riki.
-->'''Riki''': No matter what kind of person you are; there is a fat chance of being resented and betrayed by others. Humans, like devils; only thinking of themselves.
* LivingLegend: [[spoiler: By the time when the manga finished, Tesshou has already become one of the most famous vet for his various achievements, which includes saving the world from a plague made by Shiryou]].
* LoveTriangle: At least from [[TsunDere Hosho's]] point of view, look at how Tessho and Seno act, though [[TheIngenue Seno]] began to notice it herself making this trope (somewhat) true...[[spoiler: In the end, Tessho chose Hosho]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Ryoto's family in general
* OutOfGenreExperience: One of the later volumes, where Tessho & Ryoto discuss about [[spoiler: the stock market of all things]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Awww, look at that Koala. However, the critters, while drawn adorable, are somewhat realistically drawn.
* ShoutOut: Sneakily to Detective Conan, in two instances.
* ShownTheirWork: Want to learn how to cook with ostrich eggs? How about how to fix a turtle shell? Are you interested in the fundamentals of penguin walking efficiency? Really, we could go on all day.
** Fun thing: Manga/WildLife is a [[ShowWithinAShow Manga in this universe]] and Hosho learned '''a LOT''' from it even though she did not fully understand and [[LampshadeHanging doubt the credibility]].
* SuperSenses: Tesshou has a perfect pitch. He can hear the slightest sounds, such as the beating of the heart of an animal, or the rhythm of its breathing, and uses the skill to tell if the animals are suffering any difficulties. It is of a genetic origin.
* TalkingToPlants: Riki