Residents Reminded to Leave Wildlife in the Wild



The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is reminding people who encounters wildlife to leave newborn, abandoned or displaced animals where they belong – in the wild.

The public is advised to observe wildlife from a distance and avoid taking matters into your own hands if newborn wildlife appears abandoned or displaced from parents.

Any attempt to remove wildlife from their natural habitat is dangerous for the person and the animals. The parent may be just a short distance away and could become aggressive if they sense a threat.

Anyone encountering what they believe to be an orphaned or injured animal should contact their local Forestry and Wildlife district office.

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