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. (: