These two mountain lions came to the Desert Museum in 1999 as orphans. At about 13 years of age, they have become arthritic and have difficulty negotiating steep slopes in the regular mountain lion exhibit.
A herd of more than 100 bighorn sheep once roamed the Catalina Mountains, and animals were often seen in the vicinity of Pusch Ridge on the western edge of the range. The herd died out about a decade ago. Transplanted animals could replace it.
After receiving reports of javelina sightings possibly related to people feeding wildlife in Green Valley recently, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind residents that feeding wildlife is not only illegal but can also compromise the safety of people and pets.
At CDO, the Mountains Lions (2-0) took a 21-0 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Richie Estrada, his second of the game. Mountain View rushed for 228 total yards while holding CDO (0-2) to only 50.