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Teaching Kids to Respect Wildlife

Children who respect wildlife as compassionate and worth protecting are more than just mini-environmentalists. They also grow more kind and understanding. These ideas will help promote these qualities.

Animal’s Wildness
Children tend to project human characteristics onto animals, but this is not always optimal for animals and children. In some movies or cartoons children watch that wildlife animals may live with a human family, but there is no doubt that you don’t want to make the kid think that you could take a wild bear cub home. Show your child that they are living the best life in their natural habitat. If accidentally, wild animals such as raccoons and squirrels get into your home, call wild animal control experts immediately.

It’s easy for kids to respect these cute and cute mammals. But what about all these “scary” creatures like bees, worms, and snakes? Show your children why all living things are essential, as habitats need animals of all kinds to stay healthy. For example, worms twist the soil and keep it healthy.

Animal’s Privacy
We get it. Do you have kids who don’t want to chase squirrels or stroke wild rabbits? However, human-wildlife interactions can adversely affect animals by altering their natural behavior. Teach the children to leave the creatures alone and look at them from a distance. Get started with this DIY forest telescope or underwater viewer. Or use these tips to observe wildlife from your garden.

Animal’s Home
So you let your child leave these cute creatures alone. Yes, you! However, other decisions can also harm the animal kingdom. Try to discourage children from bringing “souvenirs” such as shells, nests, logs that may be at home. Animals can mistake trash for food, so throw it away. This includes the human diet and can be harmful to living organisms. Instead, help them make this bird and tell them about proper animal feed.

Do not disturb animals to “look good.” Observe wildlife from a distance, so you don’t get scared or run away. Larger groups often cause environmental damage and can disrupt wildlife, so keep groups small.

Fast movements and loud noises are stressful for animals. Move calmly and do not chase, feed or force the animals to escape. The exception is bear countries where it is good to make a little noise to scare the bear. Do not touch, approach, feed, or pick up wildlife. It is stressful for animals and can have rabies and other illnesses.