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A young animal may appear to be alone but likely the mother is watching nearby.

Reminder to leave young wild animals alone

They may appear to be lost or abandoned but the mother is usually nearby

It’s an exciting time for nature enthusiasts when young animals such as fawns, ducklings, rabbits or songbirds are around. However, it can also be a time when people forget to leave these animals alone, even if they appear helpless or lost. In the majority of cases, the animals are not abandoned or deserted, and the