With the arrival of Spring, wildlife of all sorts will start becoming more active, coming out of hibernation or giving birth. During this time, there are many kinds of human-animal interactions including offspring that appear to be orphaned. Kansas State Extension Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent Adaven Scronce says that depending on the species, the offspring may not be orphaned.
Scronce also says that if you happen upon an offspring on its own, leave it alone. The mother will return when she feels it is safe. But there are signs that may show that a baby has been orphaned.
For more information, you can contact the Independence K-State Research and Extension Office at 620-331-2690.