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Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

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3883 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3021
+1 239-472-3644
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Shelldon is the star!

We chose our visit time so we could see the case of the week. I believe this was Wednesday AM. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David B
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Gainesville, Florida
No value to visit

Here’s the thing, they do good and admirable work. However, to charge a family of 4/$48 to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kytraveler4
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Berea, Kentucky
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Established in 1968, CROW is one of the nation's leading wildlife rehabilitation hospitals for Florida's native and migratory wildlife. A non-profit veterinary hospital, CROW provides medical care for more than 200 species and about 3,500 injured, sick and orphaned wildlife patients every year, with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat. CROW provides educational opportunities for students from across the United States and other nations to participate in wildlife rehabilitation process while introducing them to conservation medicine. Although the Hospital and its patients are not open to the public, CROW does provide a Visitor Education Center with interactive exhibits for all ages and live feed cameras of the Hospital intake room and patient enclosures. “Wildlife Walk” Guided Hospital Tours are offered for a chance to go “behind-the-scenes” and see the veterinarians in action. Registration in advance for the tours is required, please see website for available dates.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (36 reviews)
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3883 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose our visit time so we could see the case of the week. I believe this was Wednesday AM. The veterinary student from UF (Allison?) did a nice job with the standard talk about Shelldon, the gopher tourist. The best part was being able...More

Thank David B
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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for the review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the presentation, meeting Shelldon and our newest live camera in the Surgery room! We hope to see you again in the future for one of our other presentations! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here’s the thing, they do good and admirable work. However, to charge a family of 4/$48 to visit—shameful. We would have made a decent size charitable gift to them; now, I want to give it elsewhere. It is so boring. We saw 2 living things...More

1  Thank Kytraveler4
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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback and your support of our organization. Funds raised through our admission costs help provide care to the over 4,000 wildlife patients admitted to our hospital annually. Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it comes to wildlife support and research, the staff at CROW do important work on the island of Sanibel and Captiva. It’s not a place you will come back to year after year but you should check it out at least once. Our 13...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review and support! Please pass on to your daughter that we cannot thank her enough for her donation and it is very kind of her to think of us and want to help! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took care of and abandoned baby crow for about 5 weeks. I researched their diet and fed him every 30 min in the first week and gradually reduced to every hour then every 2 hours. He grew at an amazing rate. Three days...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I apologize if you felt that anyone was rude to you. To your point that you cared for the wild bird species for five weeks means that you were breaking the law during those five weeks. It is illegal in the state of Florida...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I am telling myself that the admission at least went to a good cause and is a “donation”. That’s the only way I feel I was not ripped off. Less than a dozen creatures available for viewing. You pay $12/adult to see one single small...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

We appreciate your feedback, but are disappointed to hear that you feel ripped off. We are a rehabilitation facility aiming to return the animals to the wild, not a zoo. By law, our patients are not allowed to be exhibited to the public. We do...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

We had a great tour! The staff are very knowledgeable and dedicated to the welfare of the wildlife. We started with a very informative lecture about reptiles at the visitor's center, then took the "Wildlife Walk". On the walk, we got to see how the...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for the review! We are always happy to hear the great experiences our visitors have! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This place was amazing! The exhibits were super educational and interactive. We made it in time for one of the educational programs as well, and they brought out an opossum - it was so sweet and cute! Our whole group, from ages 6 - 60s...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for the review! We are always happy to hear when folks enjoy visiting our Center! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

We went for the gopher tortoise demo. Very informative and impressed with the history of CROW. They are doing great work.

Thank Dave A
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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear you found the gopher tortoise presentation informative and yes, we agree that Shelldon is quite adorable! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit! Starting with the very lovely receptionist/gift shop woman, then the permanent exhibit. The highlight was the presentation by an “Extern” (college student interning for the summer) and meeting Bashful the opposum. (I will say prior to this...More

Thank AngM6
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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting! We are glad to hear your visit was thoroughly enjoyed and we appreciate your support. Don't worry, as long as you have a higher opinion of opossums now that you've met Bashful, he will be very happy! Thanks, CROW

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This clinic takes in injured or orphaned wildlife of all kinds with the hope of rehabilitating and releasing them back into the wild, but also operates educational programs, which one can register for and attend. They also have a nicely-stocked gift shop, and we always...More

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CROW C, Guest Relations Manager at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoy our programs and gift shop. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Thanks, CROW

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freespiritedone
April 17, 2018|
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Response from CROW C | Property representative |
Due to the nature of our work, domestic animals are not permitted on the hospital grounds or to attend Wildlife Walk hospital tours.
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Диана К
June 5, 2017|
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Response from CROW C | Property representative |
Yes, we are stroller friendly! Our Visitor Education Center is a stilted building, however we have an elevator for strollers and any others who might be in need of its use.
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