Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…
Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.
More than two decades ago I provided the Pima County Board of Supervisors with testimony regarding desert bighorn sheep on Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains.
A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.
A wayward seabird with a quirky name — the blue-footed booby — has flown far from its domain along the Gulf of California and settled for the past couple of weeks at Patagonia Lake, northeast of Nogales.
Three endangered crocodiles have hatched at a Scottsdale reptile sanctuary.
The Desert Museum is retiring two arthritic cougars. According to a Desert Museum spokesman,” Madeline Stover was an excellent docent and and Stanley Melrose ran the ice cream concession for 26-years.” Meanwhile two retiring mountain lions will be relocated and released in the wilds of …
Was penciled in for October.
Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.
Several pets died in a house fire Wednesday evening that was started by a stick of burning incense left unattended.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama man has been sentenced for the illegal possession, transportation and sale of protected reptiles he captured in Arizona.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are blasting a federal government decision not to list the Mexican gray wolf as a separate subspecies under the Endangered Species Act.
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.
Arizona Game and Fish officials are analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
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!
WASHINGTON — The 6-day-old giant panda cub that died at the National Zoo had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen, but zoo officials said Monday that they don’t yet know the cause of death.
A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.
Snow, Reid Park Zoo’s 17-year-old polar bear, has died.
Reports of rattlesnake bites this month are the highest in three years, the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson says.