As people head outdoors this season to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather, they might encounter a variety of newborn animals. Young wildlife can pull on people’s heartstrings as they appear to be abandoned, but that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds the public that interfering with wildlife can do more harm than good.
“Young animals are rarely orphaned,” said Sherri Russell, MDC state wildlife veterinarian. “If the young is left alone, the parent will usually return. Parents are normally out searching for food and cannot constantly attend to their offspring.”
Baby birds are a common