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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums
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Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Virginia Opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

*No Reservation needed to attend presentation ONLY. For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises
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Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises

Is it a turtle, a terrapin, or a tortoise? They are all members of the Chelonian reptile family but convey distinct differences. This presentation discusses the distinctions between the three. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Is it a turtle, a terrapin, or a tortoise? They are all members of the Chelonian reptile family but convey distinct differences. This presentation discusses the distinctions between the three. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

*For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Animal Communication
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Animal Communication

Have you ever wondered how ants follow what seem to be invisible trails leading to food? What birds are saying to one another when they chirp outside your window? Animal communication can take many different forms. This presentation will cover some common types of signals including pheromones, auditory cues, visual cues, and tactile cues. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Have you ever wondered how ants follow what seem to be invisible trails leading to food? What birds are saying to one another when they chirp outside your window? Animal communication can take many different forms. This presentation will cover some common types of signals including pheromones, auditory cues, visual cues, and tactile cues.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

 *For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The hour and a half program has two parts: the Daily Presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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All About Birds
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All About Birds

There are more than 9,000 species of birds around the world. From wading birds, to raptors, to songbirds, each are unique. This presentation discusses the differences between birds and what makes them an important part of the animal kingdom. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

There are more than 9,000 species of birds around the world. From wading birds, to raptors, to songbirds, each are unique. This presentation discusses the differences between birds and what makes them an important part of the animal kingdom. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

 *For the safety of our animals and other guests, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES IN THE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER.

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Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour - **Advance registration required**

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The hour and a half program has two parts: the Daily Presentation in the Visitor Education Center and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TOUR*

Capacity is limited to 8 participants. Advanced Registration is required. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation based on patients recovering in the hospital.

To register, contact: Visitor Education Center at (239) 472-3644 ext. #229 or reservations@crowclinic.org. Payment is required to complete reservation.

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