(HealthDay News) — Both national and local parks afford visitors excellent opportunities to see animals in their natural habitats.

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But these situations come with risks and responsibilities. Wild animals can be dangerous and unpredictable, says the National Park Service.

It urges park-goers to follow these guidelines:

  • Observe wildlife from a distance.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Keep children in sight at all times.
  • Store food properly.
  • Do not set up camp near game trails.

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