Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.
Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.
Please don't feed the animals. Seriously. Don't feed the animals.
The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge would be either just east of the pipeline's route to Mexico or bisected by it. Refuge officials, however, say going through it would be too disruptive to wildlife, including the endangered masked bobwhite quail.
Pima County and Border Patrol officials, among others, want the proposed pipeline to run next to Arizona 286 through the refuge.
Kinder Morgan has applied to build a new natural gas pipeline just west of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge boundary - a decision that is pitting county, state and federal officials in a dispute over where it should go.
The dead mountain lion was discovered by a Saguaro National Park ranger on Picture Rocks Road. A park spokeswoman said officials had no leads as to who was responsible but urged people to slow down while driving through the park. The animal was described as "a fairly healthy adult cat."
A mountain lion was killed Thursday morning on Picture Rocks Road in Saguaro National Park West, park officials said.
Trees will be planted in this area at the trailhead of the Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary. "The goal is to re-establish native vegetation for the benefit of birds and other wildlife at the sanctuary," said Kendall Kroesen, habitats program manager for the Tucson Audubon Society.
The trail along the basin section of Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary, 8300 E. Escalante Road, is wide, winding and shady.
Birds, other wildlife - and people, as well - will benefit from habitat restoration work at an urban nature preserve Saturday.
Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
These photos of jaguar and ocelot tails are shown side by side for comparison. The photo arrangement was prepared by two biologists, Jeannette P. Hanby and J. David Bygott.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say outside experts agree with state biologists that a hunter’s trail camera captured an image of a jaguar late last month. It was sighted southeast of Tucson on Sept. 23.
Two wildlife crossings on Ajo Highway near Kitt Peak will cost about $1.2 million - nearly 60 percent more than expected.
The black-tailed prairie dogs, a keystone species, should improve grassland health and animal diversity in their new Sonoita-area home.
A colony of black-tailed prairie dogs moved into new digs Monday as part of an Arizona Game and Fish Department program to re-establish the once-native species to its historic range.
Do not touch the turtles! That's the message Arizona Game and Fish officials want nature enthusiasts to remember. The department recently has experienced an increase in calls from people who have found ornate box turtles in the wild and taken them home.
This javelina - a wild desert animal in the pig family - was attracted to a residential area by birdseed left outside. Javelinas are ornery and can bite people; it's not an animal you want to attract.
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.