Animals

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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

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on a sperm whale that washed ashore a Pacifica beach on April 14 2015. (Edgar Teran)

Dead 50-Foot Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore At Pacifica Beach

Biologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.

04/15/2015

A bald eagle tends to its chick. (US EPA)

Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles Sick

A recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.

04/13/2015

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Abandoned Bloodhound Found Tied Up On Handrail For Hours In Watsonville

A bloodhound has a warm place to stay the night thanks to some Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies.

04/10/2015

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Firefighters Rescue Puppy From 50-Foot Deep Well In Fresno

Firefighters lowered a knotted rope into the hole and looped it around the puppy’s legs and torso and pulled him to safety.

04/08/2015

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

40,000 Sign Petition To Stop Law Forcing Dogs To Be On Leashes In Bay Area Parks

A San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.

04/07/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

Cows Killed While Thief Steals Calf From Castro Valley Rancher

A thief shot three cows while stealing a calf from a Castro Valley rancher over the weekend, an Alameda County sheriff’s sergeant said.

04/06/2015

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Tree Trimming Can Put Bay Area’s Baby Animals In Peril, Wildlife Advocates Warn

While spring is the time of year when many property owners around the Bay Area begin tree trimming, wildlife advocates want them to take caution because it’s also nesting season for animals that are fast becoming orphaned.

04/01/2015

A rabbit at the Valle Verde Children's Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Stolen Rabbits Returned To Walnut Creek Kids’ Center, Thieves Leave Note Full Of Misspellings

With Easter just a few days away, a bunny burglary was no joke for kids at the Valle Verde Children’s Center at Walnut Creek.

03/30/2015

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