Spring is officially here,
and that means it's baby wildlife season! The warmer weather is enjoyed by both humans and animals and this increases the amount of human-wildlife encounters, especially those involving baby animals.
We receive hundreds of phone calls throughout spring and summer from people, typically with good intentions, who
interfered in a wildlife situation because they inaccurately assumed a baby animal was orphaned. In most situations we inform the caller that it is important to leave the animal where they found it, and even though the mother may not be in sight, she is likely nearby.
A baby animal's best chance of survival is with its mother.