'Abandoned' baby wild animals
Every year wildlife rescue centres become full to capacity with baby animals, brought in by well-meaning people who believe they have been abandoned. Lee Valley Regional Park Authority are asking you to think twice and seek advice before picking up lone young wildlife.
Please not to touch young animals unless they are in imminent danger; watch from a distance before presuming the worst. More often than not the parents are not far away and their best chance of survival is to stay in the wild.
If absolutely necessary move it to a safer location close by; for example if there is a fledgling on a path, it can be ushered off to one side into nearby brambles or grass without touching it and then leave it for the parents to find.
For further information visit the RSPCA and RSPB websites.