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While these beautiful plants come from the cactuses family, they do not like extremely dry soil.
It's illegal to move saguaro cactuses without prior approval from the State of Arizona Department of Agriculture--not to mention that removing any natural resource from a national park is illegal.
While they were relieved to have caught the culprits, park officials knew they had to do more to protect their prized cactuses. Now Love and his fellow rangers are turning to a high-tech tracking device to keep tabs on the park's cactuses and deter potential poachers.
Swarm and his fellow biologists have noticed a trend in the park's saguaro population: There has been a surge in the number of baby cactuses since the 1960s.
Instead, thieves are targeting young cactuses that are just 1.4 to 2.8 m (4 to 8 ft) tall.