Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’
UC Davis research suggests rat poison planted by pot farmers could be killing owls in Northern California.
After a tough few years for the swans at the Palace of Fine Arts, things may finally be ready to turn the corner.
Seal pup season has officially started with cute baby seals beginning to appear all along the Sonoma County Coast.
For the first time in more than 150 years, beavers have been spotted along the Guadalupe River.
Two horses were seen just “hanging out” on the 680 northbound ramp in the Martinez area around 2 a.m. Sunday.
A wayward coyote trapped in a backyard at 18th and Capp is offering investigators few clues on how it ended up in the middle of the Mission.
The City’s famously loud sea lions have officially resided at Pier 39 for 23 years this month.
One of the two UC Berkeley law students accused of killing an exotic bird in Las Vegas pleaded guilty in court.
The SF Zoo posted a heartfelt farewell to Tallulah, their “Matriarch Of The Chimpanzees,” who died Sunday.
Two UC Berkeley law students face criminal charges after allegedly beheading an exotic bird at a Las Vegas resort.
Who’s black and white, really cute, and smells vaguely of fish? A bunch of penguins from the San Francisco Zoo.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by environmental groups that had threatened to close the 80-year-old Pacifica golf course.
Great-tailed grackles, known by feather-followers as "devil birds," have swooped into residence at Lake Merced.
When David Cruz reached out with pictures of frolicking cetaceans, we couldn’t help but notice: These guys are having fun.
At the Point Reyes National Seashore, cameras have caught nearly 60 rarely-seen species.
A nice chunk of BART’s surplus is being hurled toward their ongoing battle with pigeons and pigeon poop.
Researchers say sea otters and their taste for sea urchin help to palliate our planet’s warming atmosphere.
A fifth rabid bat found near Lake Merced this year has prompted a warning from health officials.
A company of chirpy, bright-green wild parrots were spotted near 27th and Balboa this week.
Residents of a Pittsburg apartment complex have noticed a new, humped neighbor roaming around their property.
Catching a break at Ocean Beach isn’t always easy. Especially when other species get into the mix.
Local biologists are hoppin’ excited over a healthy jump in leatherback turtle sightings off the Northern California coast.
Sixteen rehabilitated pelicans were released near Sausalito — good news for a species that’s been plagued with illness and starvation.
UC police are advising hikers to be careful after multiple sightings of a mountain lion and her cubs near the Greek Theater.
In the battle of whales against cargo ships, the majestic mammal often loses. But a new maritime plan seeks to change all that.
Heard of The Little Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe? How about The Two Little Gulls Who Lived On A Cannon?
At $100 per abalone and up, the profits of abalone poaching can sometimes be too much to resist.
Authorities are skeptical of an 18-year-old bicyclist’s story about a mountain lion encounter in the Los Gatos hills Wednesday.
The scrub jay, a bird common to the Bay Area, may be packing up to find a new, quieter home.
A whale that eluded rescuers a month ago was untangled off the Sonoma coast by NorCal crabbers.
A banner year for gray whales means you don’t even have to get on a boat and re-discover what you ate.
Hardly a threat to humans, this new species of shark discovered by the California Academy of Sciences may be at risk from people.
Three sea lions have paid the ultimate price for feasting on salmon on the Columbia River.
It took a few more days than expected, but the first owlet at Hayward’s Sulphur Creek Nature Center finally cracked through its shell.
A webcam set up in their owl box guarantees web watchers a front-row seat to the owlets’ first moments.
The latest confounding mystery of the universe was discovered by accident in, of all places, Alcatraz.
A new baby animal at the San Francisco Zoo is making an appearance just in time for spring.
A seagull had a fatal tangle with a power line Monday afternoon near San Quentin, knocking out power to the prison and starting a small fire.
A motion filed in federal court says the pumping of freshwater at Sharp Park is killing threatened frogs.
Homesick and lovesick, the only gray wolf known to be in California since 1924 has left for his native Oregon.
San Mateo County wants to take over Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica as soon as this fall.
Harbor seal pupping season is upon us, and the penalties can be stiff if you get too close.
Bambi alert! In the ruthless battle of the wild, cute and furry rarely wins.
After a few weeks of laying low, Maggie the giraffe makes her public debut at the Oakland Zoo today.
One elephant seal in Marin County is breathing a bit easier after rescuers removed a plastic strap from its neck.
Every year around Christmas, birders take part in what might be the world’s oldest example of crowd-sourced science.
You can call off the banana-scented candlelight vigils: Banana-Sam the squirrel monkey is back at home.