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CROW Veterinarian Earns Aquatics Certification


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) Medical and Research Director, Dr. Heather Barron, was recently certified as an aquatic veterinarian by the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA). more...

CROW Case of the Week: Red Shouldered Hawks (#19-2460 and #19-2536)


The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is medium-sized with broad wings, a long tail and a reddish brown chest to match its shoulders. This bird is majestic and distinctive with its checkered wings and breast barring. There is a difference in the coloring of the heads of these hawks in regards to separate regions. Florida red-shouldered hawks have pale heads, while California hawks are rustier and their northeast cousins are browner. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Florida Box Turtle (#19-2238)


The Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) may be considered a water turtle, one that resides near wetlands, marshlands and swamps, but it usually does not enter water deep enough to swim. The threatened box turtle has a highly domed shell with a hinged plastron that allows it to close its shell tightly. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Animal Ambassadors


Animals that do not fully recover from injuries or illnesses and cannot be returned to the wild because of their nonreleasable conditions can still live a productive life. At CROW, these critters are given a second chance as wildlife ambassadors and are employed during presentations and programs. This new role allows children and adults to get up close and personal with animals from around the world. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Northern Mockingbird (#19-2021)


The northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the only mockingbird regularly found in the continent. There is no such thing as a southern mockingbird. The northern songbirds move south during the winter. Northern mockingbirds are distinguishable by their long tail. Their short wings make their tails look longer, especially in flight. Adults have gray backs and white underbellies. more...