The coyote pup was terrified and clearly in pain when Russell spotted him, a trap clamped on his left front leg. He must have limped back to Tohono Chul after a foray with his pack into the neighboring areas.

For days, Russell, one of our staff, tried to capture him so the pup could be treated. Finally, on a Sunday, with persistence and patience, Russell coaxed him out of his hiding place and arranged to get him to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWWCS) where we knew he would receive expert care.

The pup was not well, and the initial diagnosis was that he might lose his leg…

We’re not in the business of animal rescue, not officially. But, Tohono Chul does partner with organizations that are like-minded, dedicated to caring for wildlife, living in harmony with our unique habitat, and supporting the health and well-being of our community.

We need your help. If you wonder how your contribution to the Annual Fund can make a difference, here are just a few ways:

+      $50 buys 20 plant labels to identify and describe water-wise plants from our greenhouse

+      $125 covers educational supplies for one of our youth programs

+      $200 replaces a weather-damaged tree

+      $350 provides a banner sign on Oracle Rd. to let people know we’re here

+      $750 provides water to our gardens for one week in winter

+      $1000 provides 10 greenhouse platforms to keep packrats from nibbling away our inventory

+      $2,000 provides energy-saving LED lighting for our art gallery

Memberships are critical to our existence. But, donations keep us going, keep us healthy, and allow us to keep giving back to the community.

The coyote pup is still recovering. However, the good news is that he won’t lose his leg. And if all goes well, he’ll be united with a new coyote pack and will return to the wild.

Please join me in making a generous tax-deductible donation to our Annual Fund today.

Thank you for being part of the Tohono Chul “pack.”

With Gratitude and Warm Regards,

Christine Conte, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Tohono Chul

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Donations made be made by calling 742-6455 x.219  or by mailing a check made payable to Tohono Chul to 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704


Wilson Legacy Society Planned Giving

For many years, bequests and planned gifts have provided vital support for the Sonoran Desert at Tohono Chul. Today you can help continue this tradition by making a lasting commitment to Tohono Chul. When you join The Wilson Legacy Society, you demonstrate your belief and commitment in the future of Tohono Chul Park for generations to come. The expression of your individual values will provide inspiration to others and will have a real and lasting impact on the preservation of this desert corner in the middle of our ever-growing city.