U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, have been coordinating with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program for the critically endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (MGRS). Phoenix Zoo will act as the coordinator for other zoos interested in participating in this program. Recently, biologists with the Service collected three females and one male from the wild to bring the Zoo population to six individuals (three males, three females) needed for this project.
Mesa resident Matthew Baltzley is known as someone who is “on the spectrum,” meaning he is autistic. It’s a disability by definition, but Matthew’s autism offers a different way of seeing the world and channels the artistic vision he hopes to employ in the future.
The Phoenix Zoo announced the birth of a baby boy Bornean orangutan on Sept. 2 to mother, Bess, and father, Michael. The newborn is the second baby born to Bess and Michael, joining 8-year-old sister, Kasih.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected eight deserving local companies as recipients of its 27th annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large businesses and the impact they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. This year, the GPCC recognizes two recipients in each of four categories: Community Champion, Economic Driver, Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Response to Adversity. The 2014 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced at a luncheon on Thursday, May 15 at the Arizona Biltmore. The 2014 honorees are:
(L-R) Esther Jack, Millie Christopher and Bill Craig get a good look at Cholla, a burrowing owl, held by Tippy Jackson, outreach specialist, during a presentation by the Phoenix Zoo at Desert Mountain Senior Living on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?