Endangered Species

Carol Chambers/Flickr

A lab at Northern Arizona University has developed a new way to identify rare and endangered bats … by extracting DNA from their droppings.


Arizona Game and Fish Department
Photo by Bruce Taubert

Wildlife officials say bald eagles are surpassing population expectations in Arizona.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said Thursday that the birds have had record-breaking numbers this year in breeding areas, eggs laid and young hatched.

UA/USFWS

People rightly think of the jaguar as a resident of rainforest and jungle. But the secretive spotted cat is also native to the Southwest, including Arizona and New Mexico, and was confirmed during the twentieth century as far north as the Grand Canyon and Gila Wilderness. 


Jose Gabriel Martinez-Fonseca

A research team from Northern Arizona University confirmed the presence of the endangered meadow jumping mouse in parts of Arizona and New Mexico. It’s the first regional survey in a decade, and the team is using ink to find the mice.


Elizabeth Barrett, Animalphotos.me

Summer bird life is in full swing in the pine forests of northern Arizona. But back in the 1800s there was a colorful, noisy addition to the scene – parrots.


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