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Bring the whole family to learn about Southwest Florida wildlife.Hours and Admission

Press Releases from CROW

One Health for Wildlife, Humans, and the Earth


Every year, tens of thousands of people grow sick from illnesses contracted from animals. At CROW, we have a commitment to the One World, One Health concept which emphasizes a collaborative approach to the interrelated health of animals, people, and more...

Good Animals Gone Bad: The High Cost of Invasive Species


An invasive species is defined as an alien species whose introduction does, or is likely to cause, economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. They typically affect native species through predation, habitat degradation and competition for more...

Lead Poisoning: How It Affects You and Wildlife Too


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) recognizes that lead is a potent toxin to humans and wildlife (especially birds) that can have individual and population-level effects. Lead is a toxic metal, yet tons of lead are deposited into ou more...

Meet Our Animal Ambassadors

Each of our Animal Ambassadors has a unique story and important place in our programs.  Bringing guests closer to our ambassadors is just one way we will help others gain an appreciation for local wildlife.

Shelldon

Shelldon (patient #15-2068) is a gopher tortoise that was hit by a vehicle and sustained permanent damage to his plastron and right forearm. As a result, he cannot dig burrows or protect himself. When he is not educating visitors in CROW's Visitor Education Center you can find him helping with landscaping and enjoying edible native plants.

Meet Shelldon

Sneezy

Sneezy (patient #14-3324) is a Virginia opossum that was hit by a vehicle and sustained damage to his face and tail. CROW's veterinary staff was able to fix his jaw but had to amputate his tail.

Meet Sneezy

Lola

Animal Ambassador, Lola (patient #13-0533) is an American Kestrel that arrived at CROW with a broken wing that could not be repaired. Along with arthritis in the same wing, this prevents her from being released.

Meet Lola

Bashful

Bashful, a male opossum (patient #16-1741), was found by residence who noticed the opossum wandering around the neighborhood leaning slightly to the left and continually falling on its side.

Meet Bashful

Mina

Mina, a great horned owl (patient #16-3770) was brought to the clinic in December of 2016. She had suffered an injury and lost part of her wing. The amputation had completely healed before she was admitted to the hospital. She was otherwise in good health and it is suspected her mate had been caring for her in the wild.

Meet Mina