You’re invited to @pueblovida’s 4th annual LIFT A GLASS FOR THE JAGUAR event this Sunday, April 22nd. Our friends at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in downtown Tucson are donating a percentage of their Earth Day sales to NJP. Join us for this special happy hour and support the Northern Jaguar Reserve and our work to create an expanded safe zone for jaguars traveling through this remote, rugged landscape. You’ll also get to view recent motion-triggered camera photos and hear the latest from the land where jaguars roam. We hope you get outdoors to celebrate Earth Day, then stop by Pueblo Vida Brewing and have a drink with us.
Sunday, April 22 • Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. • Pueblo Vida Brewing Company • 115 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson
Recent photo of the female jaguar “Suki” on the Northern Jaguar Reserve.
Saija Lehtonen (@photographybysaija) captured this unique perspective of a Western diamondback rattlesnake. 🐍 Western diamondbacks are pit vipers meaning that they have a heat sensing pit behind each nostril that can detect differences in temperature. 🐍 The heat given off by an animal is detected by the snake helping it to determine predator from prey. 🐍 This snake is not particularly picky about its habitat. It can be found living in deserts, grassy plains, forests, rocky hillsides and areas along the coast. 🐍 It lives in elevations from below sea level up to 6500 feet throughout the southwestern United States (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and northern half of Mexico. 🐍 One more fun fact: A rattlesnake can move its rattle back and forth 60 or more times per second. Thank you for tagging this cool photo with the #azwildlife and #instagramaz hashtags, Saija and thanks for the reminder to watch out step when out in the desert. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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I was lucky enough to first see this little colt on the day he was born—he was very shaky on those long legs, & not quite sure how they worked. A week later, and what a difference! This little one is all cocky confidence, literally running circles around his momma. Just love this frisky guy—one of the Salt River wild horses.
More from this week’s Great Horned Owl babies! Scenes from an extremely cute day at Wildlife Rehabilitation NW Tucson. The owls are getting bigger and I took one out for some sunshine and exercise, one more pic of the cutie juvenile Jackrabbit, tiny baby Jackrabbit video for comparison (his ears have some growing to do), a Cardinal that seems a lot better than it was last week, and baby Harris’s Antelope Squirrels all trying to fit in the same little hat. Lots of work but soooo worth it!! Volunteering here is one of the most precious things I do with my time.
Edit: the larger owl has fluid in his eye but the vet said that it will absorb over time and heal.