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Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion Spotted For Multiple Days In San Mateo’s Portola Valley

A mountain lion was spotted in Portola Valley the past two days, San Mateo County emergency officials said Sunday.

08/25/2014

(CBS SF)

Cats Dumped Outside Marin Humane Society Are Now Ready For Adoption

More than 100 cats and kittens have been dumped off the Marin Humane Society in a series of anonymous, late-night visits, overwhelming shelter operations. Now the first dozen are ready to be adopted.

08/22/2014

Lake Oroville Visitors Center photo showing 4 freshwater jellyfish, some as wide as a 50-cent piece (Credit Lake Oroville Visitors Center)

Bizarre Jellyfish Discovered In California’s Lake Oroville, Despite Historic Drought Conditions

Despite the historic drought, or perhaps partly because of it, rare freshwater jellyfish are thriving in the decimated Lake Oroville, a large inland lake nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento.

08/21/2014

In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, mom and baby killer whale swim together at SeaWorld San Diego's Shamu Stadium February 14, 2013 in San Diego. (Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

Amid SeaWorld Controversy, Researcher Concludes Killer Whale Captivity Is Inappropriate

Since the release of the film, “Blackfish”, SeaWorld has seen a drop in attendance and a plummet of its stock price. One journalist researched killer whales in captivity and has drawn his conclusions in a book.

08/20/2014

Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog

Threat To Endangered Frogs Puts Tahoe Tree-Thinning Project On Hold

The U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe after a lawsuit raised concern about its effect on an endangered frog species.

08/11/2014

Police K-9 Trials

Police Dogs Compete At K-9 Trials In San Leandro

San Leandro officer Dennis Mally and Rohan competed Saturday in the second annual Police K-9 Trials, where they won in the “searching” contest category.

08/10/2014

Snapping Turtle

New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Movie Puts Bay Area Animal Shelters On Alert

Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

08/10/2014

Sea lions return to San Francisco's Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf (photo by Curtis Kim)

Weeks After Disappearing, Sea Lions Return To Pier 39

After going missing for several weeks, the famed sea lions that make their home on San Francisco’s Pier 39 have returned.

08/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Baby Bear Burned In Washington Wildfire Recovers At Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center

A bear cub burned in a wildfire in Washington state is now on its way back to full health.

08/05/2014

A diamond and gold dog collar modelled by Richie (with Flo). Harrods department store on November 29, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Positive Reinforcement Trumps Prong Collars When Leash-Training Dogs

Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.

08/04/2014

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