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CROW News, Stories & Press Releases

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 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 more...

CROW Case of the Week: Mottled Duck (#19-1903)


The mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) is a close relative to the more common mallard. It has a sturdy body, short neck, buffed head, short tail and relatively long bill. These “dabbling ducks” usually feed at the surface or reach for submerged vegetation 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.

Lola

Lola, the American kestrel (patient #13-0533), arrived at CROW in March 2013 with a broken wing that could not be repaired. Along with arthritis in the same wing, she is unable to fly more than a few feet. Without the ability to fly, she would be unable to hunt successfully in the wild.

Meet Lola

Mina

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

Talon

Talon is a red-tailed hawk. When younger, Talon suffered a wing injury which was unable to be corrected rendering him unable to fly well enough to hunt on his own.

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Billy

Billy the Armadillo (patient #17-1136) arrived at the clinic in April of 2017 after he was found as an orphan in Cape Coral, Florida. At the time, due to the classification of his species as a non-native species, Billy was unable to be released back into wild when he got older.

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GiGi

GiGi, a female Virginia opossum (patient #19-1238), was admitted to the hospital along with her two siblings in April 2019. The trio was found huddled in a corner along the outside of a house in Cape Coral and were taken to a drop-off location. GiGi and her siblings were in perfect health, except that GiGi was missing a majority of her tail.

Meet GiGi