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Male Loggerhead Satellite Tagged, Released on Sanibel


An adult male loggerhead sea turtle was fitted with a satellite tracker and released at the West Wind Inn on Sanibel on Thursday following rehabilitation at The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). more...

CROW Case of the Week: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (#18-2170)


The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is the most common sea turtle in Florida. In 1987, there were nearly 96,912 nests reported in the state by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Compare that to the 53,102 Green sea turtle nests reported in the state last year, and you can see the nearly 2-to-1 ratio between the most common and second most common. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Nine-banded Armadillos (#18-2048, #18-2049 and #18-2050)


Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are the most widespread of the armadillo family, expanding through North, Central and South America. While only 20 species of the armadillo exist, the nine-banded species is said to be the only one found in the United States. more...

The Lowly Opossum; More Miraculous Than Imagined


Our natural environment here in Southwest Florida is perfect in its design, with each plant and animal playing their part in the delicate balance of life. One important player that is often misunderstood is the Virginia Opossum. This oft-maligned marsupial definitely suffers from an image problem — it is frequently perceived more as a giant, dirty, scavenging rat rather than a beast of beauty. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Animal Ambassadors


At CROW, countless animals have come to the medical hospital from around Southwest Florida with various injuries. Unfortunately, even while CROW medical staff provides outstanding treatment to all patients, some are just beyond repair. more...