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Experts urge caution before "rescuing" baby animals
5/7/2021

Wildlife experts in Virginia and Vermont are asking the public not to assume a baby bird or animal has been orphaned simply because an adult animal is not in sight. Parents will continue feeding baby birds that have fallen from the nest before they can fly, and baby owls can climb a tree to get back into the nest; rabbits feed their young only at dawn and dusk; and it is difficult to return young animals to the wild after they have been brought into a human environment.

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