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CROW Case of the Week: Bald Eagle Fledgling (#18-1408)

Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are known for building the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species. Not surprisingly, these homes are very large in order to compensate for the size of the parents and their fast-growing young. B more...

CROW Case of the Week: Injured Migrating Songbirds

Migrating songbirds, including many species of warblers, thrushes, vireos, orioles, flycatchers and grosbeaks, to name a few, are known to be strong travelers. During the course of an evening, these night fliers can cover more than 200 miles only to more...

CROW Case of the Week: Burrowing Owl (#18-1323)

The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is not your typical owl. One of Florida’s smallest owls, this species stands only at an average height of nine inches tall. This small owl with long legs and brown body with speckles of white also spends most of 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


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.

Meet Billy