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Cougar. Mountain Lion. Tigre'. Whatever You Call Her, You're Going To Like This Zoo.

Cougar.  Mountain Lion.  Tigre'.

Cougar.  Mountain Lion.  Tigre'.  The Indians I grew up with in Suriname, South America never saw one of these North American cats.  The one they feared was the Jaguar.  They called it "Kai Kwi."

Don't come to Tucson without visiting the Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum.  It's one of the world's ten best zoos.  This magnificent cat isn't cooped up in a 20 x 20 cage with a concrete floor.  She's the beneficiary of some of the most forward thinking zookeepers on the planet.

My Darlin' and I live six miles from the "Desert Museum."  Most of that six miles consists of Tucson Mountain Park (surrounding our little neighborhood of Tucson Estates II) and Saguaro National Park West.

Talk about blessed!  Come visit, and let us share it with you.  If you like it here, I know some great REALTORS, and we can talk about a mortgage...  I'm good at that.

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Comment balloon 35 commentsMike Jones • October 23 2009 11:21PM

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Very nice.  These cats are so regal and impressive.  I'm glad they have a decent habitat and the chance to be seen.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) about 10 years ago

Is that TLW?

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 10 years ago

Why that looks a lot like George L Mountain Lion!  Is he still around down there?  The Desert Museum is a must see, if you visit Tucson. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 10 years ago

Mike,

Ed Lowe would love it. He sure must use allot of kitty litter!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Beautiful.  Thanks for including some text along with the photo.  Posting a photo is just too easy.  Posting a photo with some text gives it so much more meaning.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 10 years ago

So there are two zoos in Tucson?  I was checking to see if they honor the reciprocal agreement with other zoos (for annual members) and it showed only the  Reid Park Zoo there did.

Posted by Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info) about 10 years ago

She is such a pretty kitty. I bet you do know a few Realtors and you are definitely the mortgage man in Tucson.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the link to the museum's page.  They have so many awesome photos over there!  Just like yours :)

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 10 years ago

What a beautiful picture and a beautiful creature. I LOVE big cats. And yes, you ARE 'The Man' in Tucson!

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 10 years ago

Susie,

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Judi,

It's one of my very favorite places to visit. 

Laura,

Thanks for saying so!

Jim,

We do have two zoos here.  The Desert Museum may not participate in the program you have, but if you're coming, call me.  I'll get you a couple of guest passes courtesy of our membership.

Lenn,

You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping to visit.

Bill,

Now I'm going to have to google "Ed Lowe."  :)

Doreen,

I don't know the answer.  Come on down to visit and we'll find out together.

Virginia,

LOL!

Dan,

Thanks for being the first to comment! I'll see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike:

What an impressive animal. I would not get too close, though. He definitely looks formidable.

 

Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) about 10 years ago

she is beautiful.  Or he.

One of the worlds ten best Zoos, that is good.  We have a good zoo...

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) about 10 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  You described this so beautifully! And you describe your part of town beautifully as well!  Say - I think this "Kai Kwi" looks like she knows she's got it good where she's at! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 10 years ago

This cat looks pretty comfortable.  It seems like a great place to keep animals that thrive in that area. I'm sure the ranchers would like to see all of them behind bars.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) about 10 years ago

Larry,

We have a population such that Game & Fish allows hunters to take them (or try to...) 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Morning, Gab!

I think she does!

Maureen,

I love zoos, and haven't visited yours.  ...yet!

Claudette,

True!

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

You make excellent points here ... thanks for your efforts! I think I speak for all people in all the land when I say, "We appreciate you!"

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

Mike, That is a gorgeous picture and while I've been to beautiful Arizona a few times, I haven't been to Tucson.  It will be a stop on my next trip out there!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago

Carole,

We'll look forward to your visit!

Aaron,

What a kind thing to say.  Thank you!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike--I'll have to check it out next time I'm Tuscon... planning an early February trip.  Anything else I shouldn't miss while I'm there?

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) about 10 years ago

Mike.

The late Ed Lowe sold industrial absorbent clays. He was also a cat lover. One days instead of refiling the cat's sand box with sand be used his industrial absorbent clay. That is how he developed "Kitty Litter" now you know "the rest of the story!" For several years he did his own ads, a big man with a grey beard and lots of well cared for cats.

Ed was a client of mine he's the subject of two of my stories, but never mentioned by name.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

That is a beautiful picture.

Posted by Damon Gettier, Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE (Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert) about 10 years ago

Another great photo for sure  -- we have those majestic creatures up here as well.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

Very handsome looking cat!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 10 years ago

That is a truly stunning creature. I'm glad that she's living in a natural habitat and not a cage which is what I saw as a child when my parents took me o the zoo. Really great photo Mike, thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) about 10 years ago

As always ... a BEAUTIFUL photo.  I just adore the big cats.  They are so ... regal.  Hope all is well for you and yours!

**Putting this on my "while I'm in AZ places to visit" list.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 10 years ago

Carol,

You won't be disappointed!

Suesan,

It is, isn't it?  Thanks for stopping by.

Vegas Bob,

Amen to that!

Carolin,

Perhaps a greater density where you are?

Damon,

Thanks!

Bill,

I appreciate knowing that!

Tamara,

Eight or ten things!  Madera Canyon, Titan Missle Museum, Pima Air & Space Museum, golf at Dove Mountain, Saguaro National Park, the Petroglyphs at Signal Hill, San Xavier Mission, dinner with my Darlin' and myself on our ramada...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Great post. I keep hearing that consistent theme on AR. Blogging=Start and keep going=SUCCESS

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions Mike.  They all sound great (except I don't golf).  Enough to keep us busy for more than one trip.  I've been pretty narrow focused in my past trips to Tucson, so this gives me some options for distraction....  My Sweetie and I would love to have dinner with you and your Darlin'...I'll be in touch!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) about 10 years ago

Tamara,

You're welcome!  We'll look forward to hearing from you two.

Deanne,

I like your equation!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

I love the desert museum - in fact I'll be taking my mother there in a few weeks time on her first visit to Arizona. Here is a pic I took earlier in the year of the at the same enclosure:

Desert Museum Lion

Posted by Simon Smart (Sunstreet Mortgage, Arizona) about 10 years ago

Simon Smart's photo of two mountain lions at the AZ Sonora Desert MuseumSimon,

What a great shot!

I've cleaned it up a little.  Get with me tomorrow, and I'll show you how.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

What a beautiful animal!!!! We have the Florida Panther down here-

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

BarbaraJo,

I wonder if it's the same species?  And smaller?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

ya they're the same species, i absolutely LOVE them!

Posted by bluesybear almost 9 years ago

Bluesybear,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.  Come back soon!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

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