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Oakland Zoo

An abstract painting by an Oakland Zoo hissing roach. (Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Auctioning Off Paintings By Animals To Support Wildlife Conservation

Oakland has been gaining national headlines in recent years for the rebirth of its art, culture and restaurant scene. But the work of some the city’s most popular residents can still be purchased for a few hundred bucks.

09/10/2014

Brandon, a two-year-old male reticulated giraffe plays with a toy during the first ever World Giraffe Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  (Photo by Nancy Chan/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Twin Giraffes Born At San Francisco Zoo, Only One Survives

Twin male giraffe calves were born at the San Francisco Zoo Tuesday, but according to zoo officials only one survived.

08/29/2014

Summer ZooCamp (credit: Oakland Zoo)

Best Petting Zoos In The Bay Area

Bay Area little city slickers can still get up close and personal with friendly farm animals like goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and donkeys, thanks to the region’s many petting zoos open year round.

08/01/2014

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

(credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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

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