Wild Things: Advice on What to Do with Orphaned Wildlife

Image © Deb Humiston

It's the time of year for wildlife encounters during the busy spring breeding season, Willowbrook Wildlife Center naturalist Stephanie Touzalin provides tips about how to handle these encounters and dispels some longtime myths about humans interacting with wildlife.

Often the best policy is to leave them be, Touzalin said. It's normal for wild animals to leave their young alone for several hours at a time while they look for food.If an animal is visibly injured, contact Willowbrook at 630-942-6200 or willowbrook@dupageforest.org.  

Touzalin talks about how to handle wildlife encounters and dispels some myths on Wild Things on WDCB Radio (90.9 FM).  

         

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Caution: Turtle Crossing 

Image © Deb Humiston
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