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CROW Case of the Week: Nine-banded Armadillos (#18-2048, #18-2049 and #18-2050)


Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are the most widespread of the armadillo family, expanding through North, Central and South America. While only 20 species of the armadillo exist, the nine-banded species is said to be the only one found more...

The Lowly Opossum; More Miraculous Than Imagined


Our natural environment here in Southwest Florida is perfect in its design, with each plant and animal playing their part in the delicate balance of life. One important player that is often misunderstood is the Virginia Opossum. This oft-maligned mar more...

CROW Case of the Week: Animal Ambassadors


At CROW, countless animals have come to the medical hospital from around Southwest Florida with various injuries. Unfortunately, even while CROW medical staff provides outstanding treatment to all patients, some are just beyond repair. 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.

Shelldon

Shelldon (patient #15-2068) is a gopher tortoise that was hit by a vehicle and sustained permanent damage to his plastron and right forearm. As a result, he cannot dig burrows or protect himself. When he is not educating visitors in CROW's Visitor Education Center you can find him helping with landscaping and enjoying edible native plants.

Meet Shelldon

Lola

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.

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Bashful

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.

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Mina

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.

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Talon

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.

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Billy

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