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Press Releases from CROW

36th Taste of the Islands Winners Announced

CROW has announced the winners of the 36th Taste of the Islands in the a variety of categories including "Taste of the Taste" and the "People's Choice." more...

CROW Receives Gold Level Certification through FL SEE

CROW becomes one of 14 Certified Ethical Ecotour Providers in the state of Florida and only the third to be certified in Lee County. more...

CROW Announces Restaurant Lineup for Taste of the Islands

CROW has announced the lineup of the 14 restaurants participating in the 36th Taste of the Islands taking place on Sunday, November 12 at Sanibel Community Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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 (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


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, 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, 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


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.

Meet Talon