• Peter Berthoud

Wild Life

Updated: Sep 4

Wild Life Card Game by Philip Wayre, Pepys Series

(The twin Red and Blue boxes were released at the same time and are not separate editions)


First Published: 1963, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Philip Wayre


Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet


Wild Life Box Front With Title Card (Red)
Wild Life Box Front With Title Card (Red)

Wild Life Box Front With Title Card (Blue)
Wild Life Box Front With Title Card (Blue)

There are 44 cards, 11 animals each have 2 different photos and there are 2 cards for each photo.


Wild Life cards: Coypu, Crossbill, Eagle Owl, Fallow Deer, Fox

Wild Life cards: Coypu, Crossbill, Eagle Owl, Fallow Deer, Fox.


Wild Life cards: Fox, Hare, Otters, Macaws, Malabar Squirrel

Wild Life cards: Fox, Hare, Otters, Macaws, Malabar Squirrel


Wild Life cards: Woodchuck, Sun Bear

Wild Life cards: Woodchuck, Sun Bear



Wild Life was the only Pepys game that used colour photographs. The photos were taken by Philip Wayre at the Norfolk Wildlife Park at Great Witchingham that he and his wife Jeanne had founded in 1961.


Philip Wayre MBE appeared as a naturalist on both the BBC and ITV. Today he is perhaps best remembered for the key role he played in the helping to save otters from extinction in Britain, you can read his obituary here. And Remembering Norfolk includes personal recollections of Norfolk Wildlife Park and a short film featuring Philip Wayre.


Game & Version Details



Wild Life - Card Back



Wild Life - Rules Front



Wild Life - Rules Back



Wild Life - Box Back Red



Wild Life - Box Back Blue



Wild Life - Box Top



Wild Life - Box Side Left



Wild Life - Box Base



Wild Life - Box Side Right



​Wild Life - Box Back With Flap