Animals

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Five Mountain Lions Spotted In 3 Weeks In San Carlos

Residents in parts of San Carlos are on edge after the fifth mountain lion in three weeks was spotted in the area.

03/27/2015

Officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife look after a bear that was captured in Tracy on March 25, 2015. (Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Bear Spotted Wandering Through Tracy For 2 Days Captured After Running Up Tree

Wildlife officials in the Central Valley town of Tracy safely captured a bear that ran up a tree in a residential neighborhood Wednesday, two days after it was first spotted in the area.

03/25/2015

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Police And Wildlife Officials Searching For Bear Seen In Residential Tracy Neighborhood

Tracy police officers are searching for a bear spotted by several people in a residential area.

03/24/2015

An orphaned bear is returned to the Tahoe wilderness (First Track Productions)

Video Captures Release Of Orphaned Bear Cubs Back Into Tahoe Wilderness

Three Northern California bears left orphaned a year ago charged back into the wild Thursday for a second chance at life thanks to the work of Lake Tahoe Wilderness Care Inc.

03/20/2015

A giant flower beetle with an electronic backpack. (UC Berkeley / NTU Singapore)

Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying Cyborg

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.

03/19/2015

Fruit bat. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Fourth Rabid Bat Found In Alameda County

A fourth bat found in Alameda County this month has tested positive for rabies, county health officials said Thursday.

03/19/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

Rabies, rabid, bat

Sick Bat Picked Up By Dog In Fremont Park Tests Positive For Rabies; 2nd Found This Month

A second bat found in Fremont has tested positive for rabies, police announced Tuesday.

03/17/2015

A Miniature Pinscher looks over the body of her puppy after both were stuffed into a sandbag and tossed from a moving vehicle onto the side of a rural road near Watsonville, February 20, 2015. (Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter)

Dog Who Stood By Her Puppy After Being Thrown From Moving Vehicle In Watsonville Adopted

Last month people were shocked at the story of Beverly, a Miniature Pinscher-Chihuahua mix and her puppy, when they were thrown from a moving car in Watsonville. The surviving mother has now been adopted.

03/17/2015

Puppy receives identification microchip via hypodermic needle (AP)

Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone App

Most pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.

03/09/2015

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