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Leave wildlife babies alone


Photo courtesy of John Havrilek

A baby black bear was spotted at Green's camp this week.

"Don't touch!" That's a phrase worth remembering from now through early July as newborn moose calves, young bear cubs and other wildlife babies start appearing in Alaska's backyards, urban greenbelts, and along popular trails. Tug - at - your - heartstrings cute, they may appear helpless and abandoned, but a protective mother is likely nearby.

According to Fairbanks Area Management Biologist, Tony Hollis, cow moose can be particularly dangerous during calving season .

"Give them plenty of space," said Hollis. "Try to avoid narrow trails especially where brush limits visibility."


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