Animals

Pigeon

California’s Native Pigeons Are Perishing; Street Pigeons Believed To Blame

When most people think of pigeons, the common city street bird comes to mind, but there’s a different kind of pigeon in California and it’s at risk according to environmental scientists.

05/04/2015

Rescued kittens waiting to be adopted. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Drought Prompts Surge In Abandoned Kittens & Desperate Need For Foster Families In Oakland

A rise in kittens surrendered to animal shelters this spring has Oakland Animal Services officials asking residents to help foster the kittens.

05/04/2015

Black bear standing upright in meadow (Tom Brakefield/Getty)

75-Year-Old Former Boxer Says He Punched A Trespassing Bear On Snout

A Placer County man says he punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property.

05/01/2015

Gizmo the cat. (CBS)

‘Gizmo’ The Cat Reunited With South Bay Owners After Disappearing 10-Years Ago

Gizmo the cat is undersized and a bit slow, but is back home to the Cambrian Park house he disappeared from 10 years ago.

04/30/2015

(CBS LA)

Family Finds 175-Pound Bear In Backyard Of Ventura Home

A Southern California family woke up to a huge surprise: a 175-pound black bear lurking in their backyard.

04/29/2015

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.

04/24/2015

(Mendocino Co. Sheriff)

Lost Sea Lion Pup Waddles Into Backseat Of Patrol Car Near Fort Bragg

Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unusually friendly sea lion pup found waddling along a dark Mendocino highway.

04/22/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Bans Performances By Bears, Elephants & Other Exotic Animals

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday approved a prohibition on performances using wild animals, joining dozens of other places that frown upon the display of bears and big cats, elephants and monkeys for human entertainment.

04/22/2015

(Getty Images)

Bay Area ‘Entopreneurs’ Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.

04/15/2015

The fluke of a gray whale emerges from the water. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Whale Swims 13,988 Miles In Pacific, Breaks Migration Record

The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

04/15/2015

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