Does a wild baby need to be rescued?

When babies are infants or very young, mother is always nearby. Mothers will not return to their young with humans in sight but they rarely abandon their babies.

There is no truth to the tale that a mother will not go back to babies that have been handled by humans.


Here are a few things you should NEVER do:

NEVER give water or food, including milk, which is especially deadly, to an injured or orphaned animal.

NEVER leave pets or children outside when a fledgling is on the ground.

NEVER cut a tree down without looking to see if there’s a squirrel or bird’s nest in it.

NEVER allow pets or children to disturb a rabbit’s nest.