Every year, the lives of many young wild animals are destroyed by well-meaning people who attempt to “rescue” them from the wild. This is especially true for white-tailed deer fawns, which are often left alone during the day while the mother is feeding nearby.
Fawns rely on their camouflage to avoid detection as they lay motionless on the forest floor because they are often unable to outrun predators at an early age. The doe will return to check on the fawn and nurse it. Human intervention is not necessary in cases like this.
Wild animals need to learn how to fend for themselves, and this is an important part of their survival. Taking animals from the wild prevents them from learning about natural enemies and other necessary survival skills.