This is the latest in a long line of noble mountain lions who have lived at the Desert Museum. The first was named "George L. Mountainlion" and he wrote a column for the Tucson newspaper! This fellow's name is "Cruz" -- a name chosen by the public for his moniker. Handsome!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (:
I remember Hal Gras visiting our elementary school with a few animals one being the porcupine Quilly Mays. He hosted the program Desert Trails and would educate us about the animals at the museum.ReplyDelete
Hi Kathy! I have read about Hal Gras. His car, the "Desert Ark," is parked in the front of the museum patio. He sounds like an AMAZING man with such love for animals and kids!ReplyDelete