Patient of the Week: March 27, 2014

This past weekend, the wildlife hospital received two young fawns. One fawn was immediately returned to the location where it was found.  We attempted to reunite the other fawn, but could not find its mother. Because we do not have the resources for fawn rehabilitation, we transferred the fawn to another permitted rehabilitator for care.

It is not unusual to see a fawn laying down or wandering around without its mother nearby. Fawns begin foraging for their own food when they are a week old, but will nurse heavily for at least two months.