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April 27, 2016

Please don’t “rescue” baby wildlife: you are likely doing more harm than good

PHOENIX – Rising temperatures and longer days mean spring is here and newborn wildlife will become increasingly visible.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department understands people’s desire to help seemingly “abandoned” animals such as baby birds and bunnies. However, despite their best intentions, people are often taking a wild baby animal from its parents who have “parked” the baby while they forage for food and water, sometimes for the majority of the day.

Unfortunately, some species of baby animals must be euthanized because they cannot be released back into the wild, and zoos and sanctuaries do not have space to hold them.

MULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  April 27, 2016

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Many agree 1939 was the greatest year ever for the Hollywood movie industry. Released in 1939 were Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Of Mice and Men, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and other great movies. Gone with the Wind won the Academy Award for Best Picture with The Wizard of Oz reportedly (and unofficially) finishing second. An oddity here is both of those movies shared the same director, Victor Fleming. Some interesting trivia concerning the Wizard of Oz is that the daughter (Liza Minelli) of the actress who played Dorothy (Judy Garland) married (1974) the son (Jack Haley, Jr.) of the actor who played the Tin Man (Jack Haley).