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Gopher Tortoise Admitted to CROW May Be Largest on Record


A male gopher tortoise was admitted to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sunday, November 25. State officials believe it may be bigger than the current largest gopher tortoise on record. more...

Executive Director Linda Estep to retire at end of year


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) and its board of directors have announced that Executive Director Linda Estep will retire effective at the end of the year. more...

CROW Speaker Series explores environmental issues, species profiles


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has announced its 2019 Speaker Series schedule from December 31 through April 16 which covers topics ranging from species specific programs to grassroots conservation initiatives to water quality on Sanibel. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Merlin (#18-4300)


The merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small yet powerful falcon that uses a surprise attack to wound and take down small songbirds and shorebirds. It spends long periods of time perched high above in trees in open areas to scan for prey. Once the prey is observed, the merlin will use quick wingbeats during a high-speed attack and typically catch its target in midair. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Northern Raccoon (#18-4249)


The northern raccoon is an intelligent and curious critter. The dexterity of its fingerlike five toes on its front paws is second best among animals to a monkey. The raccoon is known to have the ability to grasp and manipulate food that it finds in the wild. It can also make its way through an unlocked door by using its grip to turn doorknobs and, once inside a home, to open jars if it wishes. more...