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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

Kayakers Karen Hatch and Giancarlo Thomae encountered a humpback whale in Monterey Bay. (Giancarlo Thomae, Sanctuary Cruises)

Boaters Warned To Steer Clear Of Humpback Whales Feeding In Monterey Bay

Boaters on Monterey Bay are being warned to keep their distance from humpback whales and other marine wildlife feeding on shore, according to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

08/01/2014

A pit bull terrier. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Pit Bull, 2 Men Stabbed In 2 Separate Incidents Early Friday In SF

A pit bull and two men were stabbed in two separate incidents that happened in San Francisco early Friday morning.

08/01/2014

(CBS SF)

Hayward Family Says Dog Saved Them From Burning House

One family’s dog is being credited with saving lives as flames started to burn their Hayward home.

07/31/2014

African elephant, Osh, trying jack fruit for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Animals Feast On Spilled Fruit From Monday’s Truck Crash

Animals at the Oakland Zoo enjoyed a feast of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway in Livermore Monday.

07/31/2014

Miranda Lambert (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Miranda Lambert On Music, Love For Dogs

“I’d be ‘short a husband’ if I adopt another dog.” – Miranda Lambert

07/30/2014

A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

07/29/2014

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