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Press Releases from CROW

Ecotourism: What you should know before you go

CROW’s Wildlife Walk offers visitors to Sanibel an opportunity to participate in a Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (FL SEE) Gold rated program. The program includes a presentation in the Visitor Education Center about local wildlife and a guid more...

CROW’s 36th Taste of the Islands Announces Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands as Presenting Sponsor

Taste of the Islands will be held on Sunday, November 12, at the Sanibel Community Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. more...

Warning Signs

Sick wild animals may be trying to tell us about the health of our environment. 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