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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. 

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The hour and a half program has two parts: the Daily Presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

 

DEPENDING ON THE ANIMALS IN THE HOSPITAL ON THE DAY OF YOUR TOUR,  YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK* MUST BE 10 OR OLDER!!

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The hour and a half program has two parts: the Daily Presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*DEPENDING ON THE ANIMALS IN THE HOSPITAL ON THE DAY OF YOUR TOUR,  YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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