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Press Releases from CROW

CROW Case of the Week: Common Loon (#18-0985)


The common loon (Gavia immer) is a long-bodied water bird whose biggest distinction from its cousins – Pacific loon and red-throated loon – is its head color in the summer months. From April to September, the so-called great northern diver has a blac more...

9th Annual Chrysalis Awards celebrate best of business and tourism


The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored six local individuals and businesses who positively influence Lee County. They received Chrysalis Awards today at the Celebration of Business & To more...

CROW Case of the Week: Gopher Tortoise (#18-0633)


From a longevity standpoint, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is regarded as a prehistoric creature since it has been roaming coastal dunes, upland dunes, upland forests and sandhills of the southern United States region for thousands of yea 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

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.

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Talon

Talon is a red-tailed hawk. When younger, Talon suffered a wing injury which was unable to be corrected rendering him unable to fly well enough to hunt on his own.

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Billy

Billy the Armadillo (patient #17-1136) arrived at the clinic in April of 2017 after he was found as an orphan in Cape Coral, Florida. At the time, due to the classification of his species as a non-native species, Billy was unable to be released back into wild when he got older.

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