Leave Wild Babies Alone
wild animal babies may sometimes be found alone
and appear to be abandoned, they are seldom truly
orphaned. Their parents are usually nearby. Cottontail
rabbits for instance, have nests resembling a shallow
scrape in the ground. Some are in unlikely places
such as the middle of a backyard, on a playground
or in a garden. It is common for people to find
a Cottontail nest and assume that the young bunnies
are orphaned. However, the mother rabbit avoids
unwanted attention by staying away from the nest
during the day and only returns to the nest after
dark to feed her young.
Learn more about baby
birds by clicking here.
Naked babies, or babies
of any species that still have their eyes closed,
should not be out of their nest. If this is the
case, these little wild animals will need human
intervention if they are to survive. You are encouraged
to call (414) 431-6204 for advice about animals
thought to be orphaned.