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Maintain a social distance from young wildlife

Keep wildlife wild, leave them alone


April 15, 2020

Courtesy of CPW

Red fox are not pets, and they should not be approached, fed, harassed, captured, or domesticated.

Each spring, Colorado welcomes an abundance of new young wildlife across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is partnering with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to remind residents to keep wild animals wild and leave young wildlife alone.

As wildlife becomes more visible in backyards, trails and open spaces, CPW and local parks receive an increase of office visits and calls from concerned people that report they "rescued" young wildlife that appeared "abandoned" by adult animals.

Although reports are made with good intentions, young animals do not need rescuin...

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