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Posts Tagged ‘animals’

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Pig virus plumps pork prices

4/7/2014

A deadly pig virus has been sweeping through U.S. farms and driving up pork prices.

Thieves ditch stolen SUV, leave dog to die

3/5/2014

For car theft victim Michael McVey, the tragedy wasn’t losing his car, it was losing his dog.

Witnesses watch SF police car crush Chihuahua

2/21/2014

Bystanders say they watched an SFPD cruiser run over and kill a Chihuahua in the Richmond.

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Do rats have souls?

8/16/2013

Researchers have shown dying rats may undergo something similar to near-death experiences. But so what?

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A critter that looks like a mix between a raccoon and a teddy bear is the first ‘new’ Western Hemisphere carnivore in 35 years.

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Baby swans emerge at Palace of Fine Arts

5/22/2013

After a tough few years for the swans at the Palace of Fine Arts, things may finally be ready to turn the corner.

Wayward horses close freeway off-ramp

3/4/2013

Two horses were seen just “hanging out” on the 680 northbound ramp in the Martinez area around 2 a.m. Sunday.

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Cute kitties make for ruthless killers

1/29/2013

Biologists estimate domestic cats in the U.S. kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion small mammals each year.

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Pier 39 sea lions ring in 23 years of howling

1/22/2013

The City’s famously loud sea lions have officially resided at Pier 39 for 23 years this month.

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Zoo pens eulogy to departed chimp

1/7/2013

The SF Zoo posted a heartfelt farewell to Tallulah, their “Matriarch Of The Chimpanzees,” who died Sunday.

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California’s lack of snow is no problem for Obi, a sled dog a thousand miles from the North Pole.

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Zoo penguins croon for Christmas

12/15/2012

Who’s black and white, really cute, and smells vaguely of fish? A bunch of penguins from the San Francisco Zoo.

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Where Marin’s wild things are

10/9/2012

At the Point Reyes National Seashore, cameras have caught nearly 60 rarely-seen species.

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Zoo taps shrink to cheer confined beasts

9/14/2012

You probably won’t see animal psychologist Terry Maple placing a pair of gi-normous sunglasses on a horse’s face.

There’s a camel in them there hills

8/23/2012

Residents of a Pittsburg apartment complex have noticed a new, humped neighbor roaming around their property.

Video prompts slaughter­house shutdown

8/21/2012

Animal welfare group Compassion Over Killing provided hours of video showing inhumane conditions and practices.

Drunk enough to slap a pig at the fair

7/9/2012

22-year-old James Anthony Horn isn’t going to be able to order a side of bacon from here on out without getting made fun of.

Owlet hatches on camera, not on cue

3/28/2012

It took a few more days than expected, but the first owlet at Hayward’s Sulphur Creek Nature Center finally cracked through its shell.

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Watch Hayward’s baby owls enter the world

3/24/2012

A webcam set up in their owl box guarantees web watchers a front-row seat to the owlets’ first moments.

Baby wallaby almost ready for a hop-about

3/19/2012

A new baby animal at the San Francisco Zoo is making an appearance just in time for spring.

The World’s Ugliest Dog has died

3/14/2012

Yoda, the reigning World’s Ugliest Dog, had a face only an adopted mother — and a panel of judges — could love.

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Baby giraffe hits the ground walking

2/2/2012

After a few weeks of laying low, Maggie the giraffe makes her public debut at the Oakland Zoo today.