Wildlife Photography is similar to birds photography in respect to challenges, unless they are staged. The only consolidation is that wildlife is usually bigger than birds and probably much easier to spot. However, it is still challenging as you cannot ask the animals subject to pose for you the way you want with models.
The camera setting is once again depending on the environmental lighting but generally for non-action shots, I will stick to aperture priority and F8, Continuous Focusing, Burst mode and ISO pushing to higher so that I could get good shutter speed. I was told by a wildlife photographer that bursting at wildlife is one very good practice as you could achieve good chances of sharpness amongst your shots and also every moment and instance is different with wildlife. My first experience of true wildlife photoshoot was in 2014 where I went with Julian, a renowned wildlife photographer, to Kruger National Park. It was a worthwhile trip and definitely I will go again. Until today, I have yet to process all the photos as I was bursting happy during my 1 week there resulting in too many photos.