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CROW Case of the Week: American Bald Eagle (#20-758)


The American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is referred to as the emblem bird of the United States. Though, if Benjamin Franklin had his way when that decision was being made, the wild turkey would have been adopted as the national bird. Franklin called the bald eagle a “bird of bad moral character” due to its aggressive nature towards other winged animals. more...

If You Care, Leave It There.


Every year wildlife hospitals, like the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel, are flooded with young animals that are abducted away from their parents by well-intentioned people who believe these babies to be orphaned. In fact, wild animals are very devoted to the care of their young and human interference is rarely warranted. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Cedar Waxwing (#20-732)


The cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a colorful bird with a pale brown head with a black mask and white outlining on its face, pale yellow belly, gray tail with a yellow tip and red tips added to grayish black wings. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Virginia Opossum (#20-746)


The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is North America’s only marsupial – an animal with a pouch, like a kangaroo or a koala. It is a solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a house cat. more...

Visitor Education Center Closed amid COVID-19 Concerns


The health and safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers is of the utmost importance to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife to ensure we are able to continue our mission. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 and preventing its spread, the Visitor Education Center will be closed Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21. Please check our social media and website for future updates. THE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING NORMAL OPERATING HOURS TO ACCEPT AND TREAT WILDLIFE PATIENTS. If you find injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, please call our hospital at (239) 472-3644 ext. #222. more...