Orphaned baby animals: Are they really abandoned? June 25, 2012 Michigan

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Orphaned baby animals: Are they really abandoned? June 25, 2012 Michigan, WDIV Detroit 
... mother deer leave their fawns for up to eight hours before returning to nurse. Fawns do not carry a scent, so by watching her young from a distance, a mother deer helps keep her scent from attracting predators to them ... When baby animals are removed from their mother and their habitat, they often cannot survive. In general, MHS recommends only moving animals if they are in immediate peril.


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