Animals

Two llamas were on the loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

500 Llamas Live In Bay Area Counties, USDA Data Shows

Census data shows the United States has a llama population of more than 76,000, with more than 500 living in the Bay Area’s nine counties.

02/27/2015

A Ring-tailed Lemur. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Boy Or Girl? UC Berkeley Researcher Finds Pregnant Lemurs Smell Differently Depending On Baby’s Sex

A new study co-authored by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Duke University found pregnant lemurs emit different scents depending if they are pregnant with a male or female.

02/25/2015

gray fox spotted in presidio

Gray Fox Spotted In San Francisco’s Presidio For First Time Since 2004

On the bluffs above Baker Beach, wildlife biologist Jonathan Young discovered a creature that surprised even him.

02/24/2015

Duo Duo was saved from being slaughtered for meat in China. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman Saves Dog From Being Slaughtered For Meat In China

Thursday marks the Lunar New Year. For a growing number of animal lovers, here and in China, they hope the Year of the Goat will be the time to remember the story of a little dog that inspired a movement.

02/19/2015

Pixie 2, a Pomeranian up for adoption at Muttville. (Muttville)

Pet Ownership Too Much Responsibility? Bay Area Organization Lets Volunteers ‘Borrow’ One

At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

02/18/2015

Patty Hearst. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Patty Hearst’s Dog Gets Early Win At Westminster Show, Advances To Finals

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

02/17/2015

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San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Forcing Owners To Give Up Hundreds Of Pets

San Francisco’s housing crisis is affecting pets as well as people, according to officials with San Francisco’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

02/17/2015

Baby Chick

High-Priced Eggs Lead To Bay Area Chicks Shortage

The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.

02/12/2015

A pit bull named Piglet was reunited with her owner, Jose Rojas, on February 12, 2015. CHP officers found Piglet on Interstate 880 a day earlier. (CBS)

‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bull Found By CHP On Interstate 880 In Oakland Reunited With Owner

A pit bull found wandering far from home on Interstate 880 by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this week was reunited with her owner on Thursday.

02/12/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mystery Goo Killing Hundreds Of Bay Area Birds Identified As Non-Petroleum Oil Or Fat

A mysterious goo that killed hundreds of birds along the East Bay shoreline has been determined to be a mixture of non-petroleum-based fats or oils, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

02/12/2015

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