This month’s Client Spotlight features The Living Desert, a nonprofit organization we’ve provided audit and tax services to since 2013.
The Living Desert, located in Palm Desert, California, was established in 1970 by several trustees of the Palm Springs Desert Museum who foresaw the impact that resort development would have on their local desert ecosystem. This foresight led to an interpretive nature trail and preserve. The Living Desert is a 1,200-acre facility that specializes in the plants and animals found throughout the deserts of the world. Many exotic and endangered species can be seen in natural surroundings such as bighorn sheep, oryx, cheetahs, wolves, striped hyenas, thick-billed parrots, leopards and golden eagles. The botanical gardens represent over 1,500 species, indigenous to the arid areas of North America and Africa. A state-of-the-art wildlife hospital allows visitors to interact with the staff while procedures are being performed on animals. A children’s discovery center and desert play park, live animals shows, endangered specials carousel, G-scale garden railroad, and may other features can be found in the unique zoo which sits in the middle of the Coachella Valley.
For more fascinating information about The Living Desert can be found at their website and on their Facebook page: