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It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  He explains that the mothers often move away from the babies in order to not call attention of preditors to where the young are hidden. If someone has been watching an animal they belive to be genuinely abandoned, Gocke says rather than approaching it or trying to rescue it, notify the officials of the  Game and Fish Department or National Park.  Gocke says if children bring home a wild animal they believe was orphaned, return it immediately to the exact spot it was found. Later, as that baby matures, Gocke says approaching the animal can turn downright dangerous. He points out that the mothers are very protective of their young and need to be given a very wide berth. Gocke reminds that state and federal laws forbid possession of wildlife for any reason.

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