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Rare Arizona Turtle to Join Endangered Species List

US Fish and Wildlife says the reptile is in danger of extinction.

The Art of Paying Attention: HoHum, The Great Horned Owl

How the odd tastes of this urban owl sent author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut hunting for answers.

The Rogue Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on Racism with New Play

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson & "the deep and heavy knapsack" of interracial dating; an owl with unusual taste sends Beth Surdut hunting for answers; and an Arizona Vietnam vet shares his story.

Park Service to Start Culling Grand Canyon Bison Herd

The agency is looking to cut the population in half.

State Park Benefits from Summer Monsoon

Rain adds welcome water to the popular destination.

Houston Wildlife After the Flood

Also on Arizona Spotlight: DACA Phase Out Could Affect 28,000 Arizonans; "The Rainbow 17" Seek Asylum in the US; and Arizona veteran Keith Connolly shares his Vietnam experience...

Summer's Insects Draw Scientists to Southern Arizona

Hot and humid weather is optimal for exploring the outdoors.

Pack Rats for Dinner, Anyone?

New cookbook encourages people to try out the rodent as a food source.

Shelter Numbers Falling for Pima County Animal Care Center

Staffers are encouraged by five-year trend, which may be connected to increasing spaying and neutering.

Pima County Proposes Changes to Chicken Rules

Would allow those on smaller lots to raise chickens.

Marana, Sahuarita Go Their Own Way With Animal Care

Pima Animal Care Center no longer serves towns, which set up their own centers and contracted with the Humane Society.

New Plan for Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, 35 Years Later

Plan calls for focusing recovery efforts for endangered wolf in Arizona.

Government to Study Predator Program's Danger to Ocelot

Federal study tries to keep predator-prevention program from harming the endangered wild cat.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

Reid Park Zoo Closing Early This Week Due To Soaring Temperatures

The zoo wants to focus on caring for the animals throughout high-heat days, to resume normal hours Saturday.

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