Animals

A ground squirrel photographed in a California public park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Squirrel Sets Off 2 Power Outages That Affect 2,000 Cupertino Customers

Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 customers following two separate power outages in Cupertino Saturday morning caused by a squirrel.

11/22/2014

Sea Lion Rescued

Abandoned Sea Lion Pup Recovering At Marine Mammal Center After Coast Guard Rescue

A baby sea lion is making a recovery in the Bay Area thanks to an unusual Coast Guard rescue.

11/21/2014

Yosemite National Park Remains Open As Rim Fire Continues In Burn On Park's Western Edge

2 Bucks – 1 Dead, 1 Living Get Antlers Tangled Together Prompting Bizarre Rescue In Moraga

A bizarre animal rescue unlike animal control officers had ever seen in the East Bay hills was caught on camera when two bucks were found with their antlers tangled together with rope and wires.

11/19/2014

(California Academy of Sciences)

Two New Penguin Chicks At Cal Academy Prep For Fish School

Two penguin hatchlings will be starting “fish school” soon in preparation for joining the African penguin exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

11/19/2014

(Jennifer Heiden/Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Winter’s Coming: Chunky Bear Spotted Lumbering Around South Lake Tahoe

The bear’s legs are barely visible, leading some residents to assume it’s a she, and that she is very pregnant. Or is just perfectly plump and ready to hibernate.

11/19/2014

Cougar mountain lion. (National Park Service)

Mountain Lion Seen In Residential Neighborhood Outside Redwood City

A mountain lion was spotted Saturday in the Emerald Lake Hills residential area of San Mateo County west of Redwood City, according to the sheriff’s department.

11/16/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

More Couples Consider ‘Pup-Nups’ To Avoid Pet Custody Disputes

Looking to avoid a costly custody battle over the family pet, more couples are signing up for a legal agreement known as a pet pre-nup or a “pup-nup.”

11/13/2014

Gorillas are seen in an enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, November 10, 2014. (San Francisco Zoo)

San Francisco Zoo’s Gorillas Grieve, Comfort Each Other After Young Ape’s Tragic Death

The San Francisco Zoo says its six western lowland gorillas are showing normal signs of grief and loss following the death of the group’s youngest gorilla.

11/11/2014

Rat Survives Fire

Pet Rat Survives 2-Alarm Antioch House Fire, Collapsed Roof

A pet rat survived a two-alarm fire in Antioch at a home where the roof collapsed early Sunday morning.

11/09/2014

(CBS)

Drivers Survive Crash That Killed 4 Horses On A Lake County Highway

Two cars fatally struck four horses in the middle of a dark Lake County highway Thursday evening.

11/07/2014

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