Events in February

CROW Closed Due to Construction
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CROW Closed Due to Construction

CROW's Visitor Education Center closed due to construction.

CROW's Visitor Education Center closed due to construction.

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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises presented by CROW Volunteer
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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises presented by CROW Volunteer

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone Species.” Come listen as CROW’s presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species.

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone Species.” Come listen as CROW’s presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

($20 per person) 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. 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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                    

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Birds of Prey presented by CROW Staff
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Birds of Prey presented by CROW Staff

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Rescue 101
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Wildlife Rescue 101

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff
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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

($20 per person) 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. 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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                       

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

 

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

 

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Baby Care at CROW presented by CROW Volunteer
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Baby Care at CROW presented by CROW Volunteer

Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found “abandoned” might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves.

Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found “abandoned” might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves.

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Wildlife Rescue 101
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Wildlife Rescue 101

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

($20 per person) 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. 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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                     

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador 

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff
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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises presented by CROW Volunteer
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Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises presented by CROW Volunteer

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone Species.” Come listen as CROW’s presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

The life of a Gopher Tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from Southern Georgia to Southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone Species.” Come listen as CROW’s presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

 

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CROW Case of the Week presented by CROW Student
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CROW Case of the Week presented by CROW Student

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all.

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all.                                           

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff
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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present    

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

($20 per person) 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. 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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                      

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Speaker Series "Secret Life of Sand Dollars"
Speaker Series

Speaker Series "Secret Life of Sand Dollars"

Dr. Bruce Neill and Johnny Rader will summarize the findings of Sanibel Sea School's long-term study of Sanibel's sand dollar populations, including what we have recently learned about the reproduction, movement, habitat, and predators of these fascinating and beautiful creatures.

 *Advance registration required

Presenter, J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Executive Director for Sanibel Sea School  and  Johnny Rader, Marine Science Educator for Sanibel Sea SchoolDr. Bruce Neill and Johnny Rader will summarize the findings of Sanibel Sea School's long-term study of Sanibel's sand dollar populations, including what we have recently learned about the reproduction, movement, habitat, and predators of these fascinating and beautiful creatures.

About 

Dr. Bruce Neill earned his Ph.D. in conservation biology from Montana State University. He has conducted research on coral reef biology and sea urchins, and has held positions at colleges, field schools, and the American Museum of Natural History. Neill's true passion is teaching - he and his wife, Evelyn, founded Sanibel Sea School in 2005 to help more people connect with the ocean through meaningful, field-based experiences.

Johnny Rader is a marine science educator at Sanibel Sea School. He coordinates the organization's independent research program, working with students to develop and manage long-term research projects related to sand dollar biology. Johnny studied plant biology and wildlife conservation biology at Ohio University, and was a Divemaster and educator at Forfar Field Station in the Bahamas before joining Sanibel Sea School's team. 

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per 13-17 year old (teen)
Free for children under 13
 
*To register, please contact:
Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator
239.472.3644, ext. 228
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Wildlife Rescue 101
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Wildlife Rescue 101

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff
Daily Presentation

Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                      

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

 

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                      

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador 

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Birds of Prey presented by CROW Staff
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Birds of Prey presented by CROW Staff

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Opossums at CROW
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Opossums at CROW

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.

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Why Animals Come to CROW
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Why Animals Come to CROW

Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured, or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital.

Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured, or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, this presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital.

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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff
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Wild About Rehabilitation presented by CROW Staff

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW's rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required
Daily Presentation

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.

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 program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.                                                                                                      

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at (239) 472-3644 or rrainbolt@crowclinic.org.

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Baby Care at CROW presented by CROW Volunteer
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Baby Care at CROW presented by CROW Volunteer

Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found “abandoned” might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves

Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found “abandoned” might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves

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Wildlife Rescue 101
Daily Presentation

Wildlife Rescue 101

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*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. 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.