CROW Feather: Emma McGunckin

Where are you from?

“I am from Wauchula, FL.”

What is your position at CROW?

“My position at CROW is a Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern”

How long have you worked at CROW?

“I worked at CROW for 6 months.”

What is your favorite animal and why?

“Sandhill cranes, I think their mating ritual is beautiful and I think it’s awesome that they
mate for life. True love birds”

What is your most memorable CROW moment?

“Finally placing a catheter in front of one of my mentors/rehabbers Lilli! I had placed catheters before, but I could never do it in front of Lilli for some reason. She was next to me when I placed one in a burrowing owl, which is a hard animal to place one on, and I felt very proud of myself that one of my mentors I looked up to was able to see what I could accomplish.”

What activities or hobbies do you enjoy outside of CROW?

“Outside of CROW, I love going to the beach and looking for shells, my roommates and I
have quite a large collection going. When I am not in Sanibel, I love playing tennis with
my friends, I played a lot in high school and even did a few higher-level tournaments. I
really enjoy being able to do a sport where I can either play casually or go all out for big
matches. I am also a crocheter, it can be very relaxing, and you can really do it wherever
you are. Seeing your project come together the more you work on it, is very rewarding
and motivates me to start on something new!”

What are some of your goals or aspirations for the future?

“I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, I am very passionate about
conservation. Whether my future is in rehabilitation, education, or even zoo work. As long as I
am working on bettering the ecosystem and being able to educate the public on the importance
of caring for earth, I will be content with my future.”

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