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Leave baby wild animals alone, new campaign stresses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A South Dakota wildlife official is trying to combat a scene she sees several times every summer: A mom and her children show up carrying a box with holes poked in the top and a baby wild animal inside. The family thinks they’ve rescued it from apparent abandonment, but that’s far from the truth, Thea Miller Ryan says, because the rescue can be harmful, even deadly. So, with the backdrop of the bison calf in Yellowstone that had to be euthanized this month after tourists put it in their car, Ryan is taking to social media to teach people to let nature take its course. “I know that it’s not going to have a happy ending,” Miller said of any rescued animal’s future. “… Really, the minute humans intervene with wildlife in most cases, not all, it’s a death sentence.” Miller and the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls, which she directs, …

May 28, 2016 9:57 am

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