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The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following:

Monday, September 13

Virginia Opossums at 11 AM: Patient Profiles

The only native marsupial or pouched mammal to the United States is the Virginia opossum. Opossums are adaptable and can survive in many habitats, natural and man-made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Florida’s wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Tuesday, September 14

Evolution of Reptiles, 11 a.m.

Reptiles were created around 300 million years ago. They have changed over time into unique forms such as snakes, turtles, and dinosaurs. However, they have also taken on the habits and appearances of other vertebrate species like sharks and dolphins. Learn more about the history of this diverse group by diving into the past. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

The general admission fee to the center costs $12 for adults and $7 for children aged 4-12. Children 3 and younger are free. All presentations are included in the admission price. Reservations are not required. For the safety of CROW’s animals and other visitors, masks are required at all times in the center.

CROW also offers a Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour every Monday through Friday, at 11 a.m. It includes a 1.5 hour presentation in the center followed by a guided tour of the hospital’s treatment areas. Finally, the program ends on the rehabilitation grounds. Although it is open for all ages, it is not recommended that anyone under 13 participate. The cost is $25, and includes admission to the center. The center can only accommodate eight people. Advanced registration is required. Masks must be worn at all times during the tour. All tours are subject to cancellation and modification. You must pay for the reservation. Register by calling 239-472-3644, ext. 229 or reservations@crowclinic.org.

For more information, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/ or call 239-472-3644.

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