If you think you have found orphaned wildlife please be sure the animal is indeed orphaned. Infants can appear to be abandoned when mom/dad becomes delayed and have not actually abandoned their young. Please observe for at least 3 hours without the physical presence of your pets or people - this will allow mom to come back for feedings. Parents may not return if they do not feel it is safe due to human or animal presence.
A baby's best chance of survival is to be raised by its parents.
However if you do not see any signs of the parents returning after 3-4 hours please try to reach out reach out before attempting to retrieve the babies. If you have already taken physical possession of the animal, in an effort to minimize stress and over stimulation please try to keep them:
IF IT IS A RABIES VECTOR SPECIES (RACCOON, FOX, BAT, ETC..) DO NOT HANDLE WITHOUT GLOVES.
DO NOT give any wildlife: Pedialyte, milk, milk replacer or any other home-made human hydration formulas. PLEASE DO NOT just show up with wildlife as we may not be able to accept the animal for various reason (to include licensing for specific species).
If you've found an abandoned animal during business hours (9am - 6pm) please call our main phone line at: (720) 871-WILD (9453). If you're able to please take a picture of the animal and text to (720) 871 - 9453 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not leave any animal outside of our facility; if you believe you've found an orphaned or injured mammal please visit: I have Found a Mammal for more extensive overnight/temporary care instructions. If you have a visual without intruding text or email us with pictures of the animals. We will return your message as soon as possible (within a few hours of onsite animal care arriving).
The most important thing is to ensure the infant is warm - and not attempting to feed.
We are restricted to the species we are allowed to rescue by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. While we are always looking to expand the size and species of animals we can accept we are currently licensed for small to medium mammals including:
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