Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Nature: Monday, May 12:

PARTNERS IN WILDLIFE: This story comes to us from Arizona Game and Fish and deals with cooperative efforts that are helping wildlife in our state.

BIGHORN SHEEP GENETICS: Experts from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum speak about a multi-state, binational breeding program involving bighorn sheep. One of the goals is to raise the number of captive-bred sheep kept in different facilities and to increase their genetic diversity by moving sheep between the participating entities.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: The Nature Conservancy in Arizona recently held its second annual High School Nature Photo contest open to Tucson area high schools. The group received 84 entries from 14 schools and announced the winners in April. The photography will be on display at the Tucson Museum of Art's Education Center until May 23.

HOODED SKUNK: We are airing segments produced for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as part of the group's Desert Discovery series that is meant for educational purposes.

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