Every spring, the Missouri Department of Conservation office receives many phone calls about Orphaned animals. Reprsentive from the department, Jordie Bardaski tells KZIM KSIM that this is just how animal mothers act and that they are not abandoning their children.
It’s been advised that if you do find any animals on your property, to leave them be and try to keep your pets like cats and dogs away from them. Removing baby animals from their natural habitat almost insures that they will not survive due to not being able to learn survival skills from their parents. The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s upcoming Nature Center at Night Program will focus on young wildlife and what to do when they are encountered on March 12th from 5-8pm. Ne registration is required and all ages are welcome to attend.