Aug08

Baby Animals

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Baby Animals


Spring is the best time to see baby animals in the wild.  If you go to a place with a lot of wildlife, you might see deer with little fawns, raccoons teaching their babies what to eat, or little birds learning to fly. 

Keep your distance from these happy families, and you can watch them for as long as you want.  Using a pair of binoculars will give you an even better view.

In the springtime, you might come across baby animals and birds that look like they’ve been abandoned.  It’s very important that you leave these babies alone. 

Wild animals are excellent parents who know what they’re doing.  They’re probably hiding nearby, waiting for you to go away so they can return and take care of their babies. 

Some animal parents hide their babies on purpose.  Deer fawns, for instance, sit very quietly every day, waiting for their mothers return in the evening.  Sometimes baby birds that are learning to fly fall out of the nest and land on the ground.  If you find a bird like this, don’t worry!  The parents will keep feeding the baby until it learns to fly.