The Johnson Foundation Conservation Center at the Phoenix Zoo currently maintains a population of Mt. Graham red squirrels listed as endangered in 1987. The Zoo is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a pilot breeding program, focusing on establishing a sustainable method to breed and release Mt. Graham red squirrels back into the wild.
This image is one of three paintings of the Mt. Graham Red Squirrels that were presented to donors for the Johnson Foundation Conservation Center.