Animals

Vanilla Bean. (CBS)

UC Davis Veterinarians Perform Life-Saving Heart Surgery On Cat With Rare Heart Defect

It took five top-notch doctors and a risky surgery, but a heart patient in Mill Valley is on the road to recovery. But this patient apparently has nine lives.

05/15/2015

The opah, also known as moonfish (Magnus Manske/Creative Commons)

Nature’s Surprise: First Ever Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

As if this circular silver and orange fish wasn’t strange enough, researchers recently discovered it also has warm blood, giving it a unique advantage.

05/15/2015

Approximately 40 orcas were seen by a Sausalito whale watching expedition in March 2009, about 19 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

100-Year-Old Killer Whale Grandmothers Guide Orca Pods To Food

Pacific killer whale females were more likely to lead the groups than males, and the older females were more likely to lead when fish were hard to find.

05/15/2015

Local veteran Mike Malloy has started a foundation, and is trying to crowdsource funding for PTSD K9s to help other vets. (CBS SF)

Bay Area Veteran Trains $15K PTSD Therapy Dogs To Help Others Heal From War

Veterans coming home from war are finding that dogs are one of the best ways to cope with PTSD. But the dogs are very expensive to train and are currently not covered by the Veterans Affairs.

05/15/2015

Mexican Pork Tacos (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area – Week Of May 17th-May 24th

Take a Mission District Food Tour or make it a sleepover at Chabot, maybe see Bryan Adams at Shoreline are just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/15/2015

Bear cubs Hoopa and Salyer seen in a trailer before their release in Humboldt County. (Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care)

Beefed Up Orphan Bear Cubs Released Back Into NorCal Wilderness

Two bear cubs who spent the winter fattening up rather than sleeping in were released at the Hoopa Indian Reservation near Eureka on Thursday.

05/14/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

This owl was rescued in Santa Rosa. (CHP)

CHP Officers Drive Injured Owl To Santa Rosa Wildlife Hospital

An owl rescued by California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Rosa is recovering Monday morning.

05/11/2015

(Photo Credit by 99.7 Now.com)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of May 10th-May 17th

Bay to Breakers, animals, safaris, water park adventures (yes, even in the drought), and amazing food are all things to do this week in the Bay Area!

05/06/2015

Baboon babies

Baby Baboons Born At Oakland Zoo, Baboon ‘Troop’ Booming

Baboons are booming at the Oakland Zoo, but one still needs a name.

05/06/2015

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