Found a Large Mammal

Fawn

Greenwood does not have the license to rehabilitate deer, elk, bears, mountain lions, or other large mammals. Please contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife at (303) 291-7227.

A few instructions if you find a fawn…

If you encounter a fawn that appears to be separated from its mother, follow these general rules and guidelines when attempting to reunite them:

  • DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE THE FAWN.
  • Human and/or dog scents will NOT keep a doe from accepting the fawn.
  • The fawn/doe bond is very strong. A fawn has a nursing cry to which a doe responds.
  • You can also play sounds of a fawn calling for it’s mother from your smartphone to help attract the mother back to the baby.
  • Keep people and pets away. If near a home, limit use of the area as much as possible.