Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
meet the star attraction, "George" the mountain lion
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the most visited attractions in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1952, it combines the attractions of a zoo, museum, and botanical garden. Its focus is the plants and animals that live in the Sonoran Desert, and it was a pioneer in the creation of naturalistic enclosures for its animals. The Center for Sonoran Desert Studies, founded in 2005, conducts the educational and scientific functions of the Museum and is a hub for research, education and conservation of the Sonoran Desert. Over 500,000 people visit the museum each year.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was created by William Carr and Arthur Pack as one of the first naturalistic zoos in the United States.
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