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If you care, leave it there.

A baby animal's best chance for survival is with its mother.

Well-meaning people often attempt to rescue small animals they think are abandoned. However, many of these animals are taken from completely normal situations. For example, the mother of a small animal may be attempting to teach her offspring how to forage, walk, or fly. Adult animals frequently leave their young to forage for food but rarely abandon them. While it may appear that the small animal has been left alone, a mother's watchful eye may not be far away.  Adult animals also try to conceal their young from humans and other animals. When humans handle or move young animals, the parent may abandon the young or may not be able to find them.

Leave young animals alone, try not to disturb them, and let the parents care for them. Click here to review the information below before you intervene:


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