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What is a Gila Monster?

The Gila Monster is a venomous lizard found in the Southwestern US and Northwestern Mexico. The Gila monster's scientific name is Heloderma Suspectum. The Gila Monster was initially discovered in Arizona’s Gila River basin, which is where the Gila lizard gets its name from. The Gila monster habitat is in the desert, typically in rocky foothills. Our brand Monsturo-de-Gila gets key ingredients for our BBQ salsa and BBQ sauce from the regions which the Gila monster inhabits. Unfortunately, the Gila monster’s conservation status is near threatened; they are experiencing a decreasing population trend due to human encroachment on their territory.

Why Gila Monsters?

What are we doing to help?

We sponsor real Monstruo de Gilas and their habitat through the Friends of Saguaro National Park. Friends of Saguaro National Park was created to help preserve, protect, and enhance the fragile environment and unique cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park. 

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