02 December 2016

Ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille ~

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! 


  1. 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.

  2. 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!