Note: this is not a discussion of general issues with the wild/captive dichotomy, please use other threads for that.
I have 2 captive/wild gray area scenarios that I’m curious for second opinions on. (Reminder: iNat considers something captive if it is there because humans intended for it to be there.)
Some prairie dogs were part of a zoo-ish type setting outside of their normal range. They dug under the fence, so the fence was taken down. The owners say the p-dogs are freely reproducing and don’t get feeding or vet care, but they would prevent the p-dogs from spreading beyond their property line.
Some lemurs were “rescued from captivity” (according to a tourist on trip advisor) and were released in an unfenced private reserve. The reserve advertises lemur encounters and the animals are fed both by employees and tourists, but are also free to forage on their own. Some species are not native to the area. Nothing is done to prevent reproduction, but they do have trouble finding mates, which is how they ended up with some hybrid offspring.
Would you mark these captive?