My neighbors...I'm not kidding, they are just around the corner at The Living Desert . Viedo & Photos really don't ever capture the beauty uniqueness of this friendly place. This video does not do it justice, there are now more than 1800 acres of sonoran desert housing many species of bird, reptiles, animals you may never see....what's more, this isn't a zoo....unlike any zoo most of the animals birds, butterflies, etc....live in an untouched environment with exception to parameters for survailance and containment which are not visibly prevelant. There is a state of the art Medical Hospital & Surgery Center on the property where many procedures are performed including IVF implant and birthing of animals to perpetuate the existance of near extinct wildlife. When touring the hospital, natal care and interactive exibits you may :
Observe medical procedures and examinations taking place in the Animal Treatment Rooms.
• Learn more about what is required to care for The Living Desert's extensive animal collection.
• Investigate the various interactive exhibits that provide fascinating and educational perspectives on the physiology and veterinary care of our many animals.
• Get up close and personal with snake skins, antlers, horns, and other animal material.
If you love nature and animals as much as I do this is a must see if you are ever in my neighborhood...Though I've been many times each visit provides me with new wonders and experiences.
Oh, I almost forgot....thier nursery and horticulture garden ships cactus and many other desert plants throughout the US.