Monday, May 23, 2011

Do not kidnap wild animal babies!

Since spring is upon us, at least in my part of the world, I offer a public service announcement: do not kidnap wild animal babies! If you see unattended baby birds, baby bunnies, etc., please do not pick them up and bring them in to a wildlife clinic. Their parents are very likely to return to take care of them after you leave, and they will do better in the wild than in a clinic. Moving them will probably do more harm than good!

Wild Baby Rescue Center, Inc. has a nice summary of how to know when baby wildlife needs your help.

1 comment:

  1. And baby foxes. Wildlife Aid, one of our local wildlife rescue charities, are absolutely inundated at the moment and really shouldn't be...