Tucson Mountain District Roads and Visitor Center Closed in Preparation for Tropical Storm Odile
The Red Hills Visitor Center and all interior roads in the Tucson Mountain District (west) have been closed ahead of predicted flooding in the area due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile. More »
NPS/Saguaro National Park
Mexican Long-tongued Bat
Lesser Long-nosed Bat
Did You Know?
"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.