CROW operates one of the country's leading wildlife rehabilitation facilities on its 12.5-acre campus on Sanibel Island, Florida. The 4,800-square-foot hospital opened in 2009. Each year, over 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients receive care from CROW's staff veterinarians, clinicians and volunteers, as well as from students enrolled in CROW's wildlife medicine programmes.
Many of CROW's public outreach efforts take place in the organisation's pioneering Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, which opened in January 2009. Here, immersive, hands-on exhibits and live video footage present exciting animal stories, and guests of all ages are invited to participate in wildlife seminars and special events throughout the year.
Play the role of animal doctor through the touch-screen "Be The Vet game",
which invites participants to try their hand at patient diagnosis, and the
"Daily Care" activity that asks players to identify appropriate treatment
Take a behind-the-scenes look at wildlife medicine and the patient
rehabilitation process with live video footage fed from CROW's veterinary
Walk through the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of CROW
patients by viewing themed displays that highlight the process.
Get to know some of the special reptiles, mammals and birds that CROW has
treated over the past 40 years through engaging photographic exhibits.
Learn how to protect native wildlife and their habitats, and see other ways
humans can help animals, through enticing educational displays.
Celebrate CROW's history with photographs and panels that spotlight four
decades of compassionate care and outreach.