Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

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Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
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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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Natasha D
Syracuse, OH107 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
We thought by looking at the website we would see all the animals crow had but it is a 12 entrance fee then an extra 25 to see the animals. Some are in the inside exhibit but not many. The great thing about it is the staff is very friendly & it's for a good cause. My daughter had a very good time there also pretending she was vet & got a certificate.
Written September 17, 2021
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Peggy L
24 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
CROW is a wonderfully educational experience that everyone should see. They have sea creatures in aquariums. Their two octopus were both very alert and lively during our visit. We were also lucky enough to meet Gigi, their possum and an ambassador for CROW. So many posters and displays of how our waste impacts the environment. With Sanibel being one of the foremost beaches for shell collecting, it was very interesting to see artwork made from various shells.
CROW is a must see!
Written July 31, 2020
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Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for the wonderful review, however it seems you have combined CROW with the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum down the street! While Gigi is our Ambassador, we have exhibits about the work we do with wildlife rehabilitation. The octopuses, sea creatures and shell artwork, however is featured at the shell museum! Thanks, CROW
Written August 11, 2020
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John H
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May 2022
I had a young raccoon with a clear plastic container on it's head here in Lehigh Acres. After several attempts to recuse the critter on a Sunday afternoon were unsuccessful I called CROW for help. A very nice woman volunteer came to my home and spent 3+ hours trying to help me catch the critter. We didn't catch it that day but I received suggestions on what to do. The plastic container was covering both the nose and mouth making it difficult for the animal to eat, drink and minimal breathing room. After 3 days of trying the raccoon lost so much body weight in the face and neck that it was able to get the container off it's head and is now doing fine eating and drinking to add back the body weight. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help and guidance and the lovely volunteer that helped me. John, Lehigh Acres
Written May 26, 2022
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FloridaMJZ
Poinciana, FL218 contributions
Oct 2020
We've been to places that rehab and rescue animals before in different locations and expected to see an active clinic of some sort. Unfortunately it was just one room with mostly still photo's of animals. There were a few small animals on display but not many. We're sure they do good work however from a walk around this one room it was really had to determine just how much is really done.
Written October 24, 2020
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Peter M
Birmingham, MI6 contributions
Jan 2020
Compelling exhibit hall with children's activities. Excellent talk given by vet tech and vet in training - kept the rapt attention of a 10 y.o. Interesting tour of the rehab hospital. You will see several of their animal "ambassadors". Otherwise they make it a point not to exhibit the wildlife being rehabbed. Tours require reservations. A phone call ahead of visit is recommended to know the daily schedule of events.
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Center! All the best, CROW
Written February 26, 2020
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Julie I
Carroll, OH31 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Wish I would have read reviews, not what we expected. They should make it clear with a sign on the door that you will not see animals, unless you count the 2 snakes and baby alligator that we saw. The cashier was angry at us for asking where the animals were. We wont be coming back.
Written February 15, 2022
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Tracy K
Live Oak, FL97 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
I called C.R.O.W. to report an injured Wood Stork. The male that answered the phone seemed quite annoyed. He asked questions that I answered to the best of my ability. His annoyance turned to condescending quickly. His best advice for this poor creature whose leg was almost amputated at the knee and dangling was for me to approach it and assess its mobility. He did not want to send someone "all the way out there". Funny thing was, I never got the opportunity to tell him where "out there" was. I thought C.R.O.W. was for wildlife but apparently, I was mistaken.
I called Peace River Wildlife Refuge immediately after and they sent someone out within an hour. Clearly I can see who truly cares for the wildlife.
Never again will I visit or donate to C.R.O.W. nor will I suggest anyone else.
Written December 28, 2015
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huzza1
Ontario, Canada114 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Worth a visit but we felt that all the advertising we had seen prior to visiting was a little misleading, so we were a little disappointed. We thought that you would be able to see the animals being cared for and the staff in action, but you don't. What they do is fantastic work though for the animals and birds.
Written September 8, 2014
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3RedDoxies
Fort Lauderdale, FL1,047 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
We contribute frequently to CROW and think it's a worthwhile cause. The place is small but the exhibits are interesting. However, there are no live animal interactions or exhibits. The place is dedicated to rehabbing animals to go back to the wild, so the interaction with people is minimized to the staff and/or volunteers trained to care for them. Visitors do not see that so if you are hoping to view a turtle or cormorant being rehabbed, you will be disappointed.
Written September 4, 2014
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thehappydane
Elma, NY535 contributions
Mar 2021
Due to covid, you cannot see the behind the scenes activity which would make it a lot more interesting. Right now, there is little to see or do. They have some kid stuff which was fun, but not much else
Written March 14, 2021
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