(Gillette, Wyo.) Marilyn Weight sent in this photo of a baby antelope, apparently orphaned, wandering around Black Thunder Mine. A few weeks ago the Department of Game and Fish issued a reminder
to not bother baby animals.
"The best option for people who come across newborn wildlife is to leave
the animal alone. Game and Fish wildlife managers say that most animal
mothers hide their young and return periodically to feed them or to nurse.
People finding young birds and animals often mistakenly assume that
newborns have been abandoned, but this is rarely the case. The mother knows
where her young are and will almost certainly return."
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