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37th Taste of the Islands

Sunday, November 11 at Sanibel Community Park from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.Taste Info

CROW News, Stories & Press Releases

37th Taste of the Islands Winners Announced

CROW has announced the winners of the 37th Taste of the Islands in a variety of categories including "Taste of the Taste" and the "People's Choice." more...

CROW Case of the Week: Bobcat #18-4142

The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is named for its short, bobbed tail. The fur of the medium-sized cat can be marked with spots or stripes of brown or black As one can tell by its scientific name, the bobcat is closely associated with the lynx. In fact, the tw more...

CROW Case of the Week: Baby Opossums

The Virginia opossum is the continent’s only marsupial, an animal sporting a pouch, like a kangaroo or a koala. It has a triangular head and a long pointed snout with grayish fur all over except for its ears, tail and feet. In fact, while a possum do 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.


Animal Ambassador, Lola (patient #13-0533) is an American Kestrel that arrived at CROW with a broken wing that could not be repaired. Along with arthritis in the same wing, this prevents her from being released.

Meet Lola


Bashful, a male opossum (patient #16-1741), was found by residence who noticed the opossum wandering around the neighborhood leaning slightly to the left and continually falling on its side.

Meet Bashful


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