A baby rabbit was brought to the Carolina Wildlife Center the day I visited, and that is when I learned everything I needed to know about one of their most growing problems. This baby rabbit was kidnapped by a young child, under the impression that it was left alone with no food, mother or home. There was nothing else wrong with the rabbit, it was not hurt, it was sick, nothing; And now this rehabilitation center will have to educate itself as long as it is not fit to return to nature and actually have a chance to survive. How do you think the mother of this baby rabbit felt when she returned to that place and found her baby nowhere?
As spring draws closer, the animals will give birth to their children, and we will begin to see an abundance of children in the forest. Often times, the child may be left alone and when we see this, we automatically assume that the child is in danger when in fact it is not. So to prevent this problem from getting worse I recommend everyone to provide some information on the subject.
To make sure that a baby animal is really in danger, and possibly orphaned, you have to sit there for some time and observe it, because usually you will see the mother return at some point. When it comes to baby rabbits, one of the most common animals to see snatching outfits, try putting some sticks on the nest to see if it gets annoying later, and If this happens, the mother is on one, and her young man comes back some time to eat. Another species you will often see left alone are baby birds, and more often than not you will see one that has fallen from its nest. If the bird is not injured, you can safely return it to its nest and proceed. Finally, baby deer, also known as a fawn, are also ironically left by their mothers alone to protect baby deer. A fountain has no odor, which is similar to how their predators look, so if they are left alone they are in no danger.
However, if you find an orphaned animal, do not try to raise the child on your own as it will be even more at risk. Wildlife can harm you, as it brings parasitic and infectious diseases. If you see an animal in danger, contact your local rehabilitation center.
Before an animal goes to the shelter, there are some things you can do in the meantime so that the youth can help. For safety reasons, try wearing gloves or place a towel around your hands as they will scratch and bite. To protect the animal from being stressed, keep the environment both calm and dark. Whatever you decide to transport the orphan, make sure it has ventilation, because like us, we need access to oxygen to survive.
Just as we do not want to lose our children and have raised them, we should not do the same with other living species that we share with this world. Usually, a person bringing a baby animal has no intention of taking it away from their family, they simply believe that the child was in danger and alone. Many people are misinformed about the way wildlife works and need to understand that not all parenting styles and the way they live their lives are as animals as we humans do.
Wildlife abduction is a growing problem and many actions can be taken to prevent this problem from growing. Everyday misinformation people leave a child alone and believe that they are in danger, which never really happens. Most of the wrong people are young because when they see a child they automatically think that it is cute and wants to be its hero. There are concerns about safety and health, when it comes to these children, humans should also be aware of this. We can all work as a society to reduce these problems and help keep families together.