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November 2021: Visit Participating Restaurants ALL MONTH LONG!!Taste Info

CROW News, Stories & Press Releases

CROW Case of the Week: Nine-banded Armadillo (#21-5229)

The Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is the only species of armadillo found in the U.S. – even though there are nearly 20 varieties of armadillo in the world. It is a medium-sized mammal found mainly in the southern portion of North Ameri more...

CROW Case of the Week: Southern Flying Squirrel (#21-5124)

The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys Volans) is so small that it can fit into an adult hand. While it has excellent gliding abilities and is known to be a great escape artist, it can be vulnerable to predator attacks on the ground. more...

40th Taste of the Islands

CROW's 40th Taste of the Islands will take place throughout the entire month of November! Visit the participating restaurants to try their "Taste" offerings! For every Taste of the Islands menu item sold, a portion of the sale is donated to CROW! 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, 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, 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 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.

Meet Talon


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.

Meet Billy


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