Young Animals in Cordillera
Many young animals can be sighted around our community this time of year. The Colorado Division of Wildlife wants you to know that they have not been abandoned!
Young animals do not need rescuing. They have been prepared by nature to survive without human intervention.
Don’t Feed, Don’t Approach and Don’t Harass
If a young animal appears healthy, it is likely still being fed by its mother. If it appears sick or weak, contact a local CPW office. Do not take matters into your own hands.
In most cases, human intervention does more harm than good.
Young fawns and calves are left alone by their mothers for long periods of time. They are safer when left alone. If you find a young animal by itself, the mother is probably nearby.
If a young bird falls from its nest, return it if is safe to do so.Or, place it in a box with dryer lint or paper towels and place it near the nest. The parents will hear its cries and continue to feed it. Do not try to feed it or keep it as a pet.