Definitely part of larger problems:
There’s no de-spawning. Something that definitely needs to be in the game on longer play throughs. Things that you haven’t seen or interacted with should have a de-spawn chance.
There’s no in-fighting/killing. Bears should eat rabbits. Imps should kill wolfs, etc.
There’s no trapping in the game yet. Setting traps around your base while you are out will help protect your base-area.