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Fawns born in May; DNR urges people to leave them alone

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May is the month when most fawns are born. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging people to leave fawns and other wildlife alone.


While a new fawn may appear helpless, it is important to stay away and not interfere with the doe's natural instinct for raising its young.

A doe's method of rearing offspring is different from a human's, especially for the first few weeks. Within hours of birth, the fawn is led to a secluded spot and the doe lets it nurse.

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