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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.

Planting Fish to Kill Mosquitoes: 'This Is Historical'

Endangered fish species going into swimming pool to eat larvae.

Big Role for Little Fish: Mosquito Control in Pima County

Officials hope the native Gila topminnow will be effective replacement for mosquitofish.

Grand Canyon Considers Thinning Bison Herd

Park officials worried about damage done by up to 600 bison in the park.

Tucson Science Rally Gains Momentum as Earth Day Approaches

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Attorney General Sessions gives speech in Nogales; artist Lex Gjurasic stamps out reality; and Arizona's round-tailed ground squirrels get the attention they deserve.

The Art of Paying Attention: Round-tailed Ground Squirrels

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut focuses on the round-tailed ground squirrel, a species one expert refers to as "the neighbor we know so little about".

Uptick in Southern Arizona Rabies 'Outbreak,' Wildlife Officials Say

Three new cases in southeastern Arizona, nine for the year.

Around the World in 80 Steps

Also on Arizona Spotlight: TUSD appoints interim superintendent; coping in the classroom; and using kitten care as therapy for memory loss.

Episode 130: Feeding Tucson With Greenhouse Tomatoes, Greens, Herbs

Plus, hate crimes ordinance, reaction to Islamic Center vandalism, Jewish Center bomb threats.

New Idea in 30-Year Effort to Save Mexican Wolf

State game official says captive-bred pups are the problem, so raise them with wild pups.

Reward Offered in Deer Poaching Case Near San Manuel

'Poachers aren't hunters,' state Game and Fish says after deer shot outside of hunting season.

Episode 306: Face to Face With a Jaguar

Understanding the big cat and its range in Southwest has grown with recent sightings.

Best Pet for Sonora? Desert Tortoises Up for Adoption

Nearly 100 captive-born tortoises up for adoption to homes in Sonoran Desert.

Pull on Your Boots: It's Rodeo Time in Tucson

Traditional parade kicks off four days of ridin', ropin' and bronc bustin'.

Government Takes Nibble out of Cattle Grazing Fees

Some in Arizona welcome the decrease, while others don't foresee a big impact.

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