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Oakland Zoo

Oakland zookeepers hope Dern, a highly endangered lemur, will become pregnant during the winter months. (Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zookeepers Pair Up Rare Blue-Eyed Lemurs For Breeding

Zookeepers are playing matchmaker in Oakland, where current lemur resident Anthony met Dern for the first time.

06/12/2014

California Condor

Lead-Poisoned Condor Returns Home After 3 Week’s Recovery At Oakland Zoo

Ventana, a lead-poisoned condor, that spent three weeks recovering at a new facility at Oakland’s Zoo was released back into the wild as a healthy bird at her home in Pinnacles National Park.

05/30/2014

Mimi, a baby baboon is seen with her mother in an enclosure at the Oakland Zoo. (Oakland Zoo)

Baby Baboon Makes Public Debut At Oakland Zoo

The newest arrival at the Oakland Zoo was ready for her closeup Thursday.

05/29/2014

Hyena colony at UC Berkeley. (CBS)

Hyena Research Colony At UC Berkeley To Be Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A one-of-its-kind hyena research project at UC Berkeley has been forced to shut down, after funding for the program has been cut. For 30 years, the hyenas’ calls echoed through the Berkeley Hills.

05/16/2014

California Condor

Release Of California Condors Into Wild At Big Sur To Be Webcast

A live-streaming camera will broadcast the release of four endangered California condors into the Big Sur wilderness.

03/24/2014

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Five Kid-Friendly Alternatives To The Super Bowl In The East Bay

For those kids bored by the idea of spending hours watching football, the East Bay offers a number of great alternative ways to spend the day. Here is a list of the five best options.

01/24/2014

A rare and endangered California condor lands on a ledge in Marble Gorge, east of Grand Canyon National Park, on March 24, 2007 west of Page, Arizona. Condor managers taking blood samples from the 57 wild condors in Arizona both before and after hunting season find that all 57 condors test positive for contamination by lead matching the isotropic fingerprint of the lead commonly used in ammunition, and that those levels rise significantly by the end of the season. Many of the condors become so sick that biologists must re-capture them for lead-poisoning treatments. Several die each year. Experts believe the condors are ingesting the lead as they scavenge gut piles left behind hunters because lead bullets shatter and fragment inside the kill. Officials in Arizona are encouraging hunters to use copper bullets instead of lead-based ammunition and in California, a coalition of conservation groups has sued the California Fish and Game Commission in an effort to force a ban on lead ammunition in Condor ranges. The condors in the Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs area easily fly as far west as Lake Mead, by way of the Grand Canyon, and to Zion National Park and far into Utah. With a wingspan up to 9 ? feet, they are the largest flying birds in North America. In 1982, when the world population of California condors dropped to only 22 and extinction was believed eminent, biologist captured them and began a captive breeding and release program which has increased the total population to 278, of which 132 now live in the wild in Arizona, California, and Baja California, Mexico. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Oakland Zoo Partners With Wildlife Group On Interactive Condor Camera

A solar-powered “condor cam” in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America’s largest birds in the wild from the comfort of home.

10/22/2013

The entrance to the Oakland Zoo. (Tood Dailey/Wikimedia Commons)

Oakland Zoo Opens Biodiversity Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Oakland Zoo’s new biodiversity center, which will serve as an education center, captive breeding facility, and place of conservation for endangered and threatened animals, plants and habitats.

08/23/2013

Photo Credit: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo/Facebook

Best Zoo And Aquarium Events In The Bay Area

See what’s happening at Bay Area zoos and aquariums.

07/26/2013

Warthogs play at the Oakland Zoo. (Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Brings In New Warthogs For Breeding

Three-year-old Simon has won approval from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to breed, and two new females have been brought in to meet with him and hopefully mate, according to zoo officials.

07/22/2013

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