San Francisco Zoo

Sixteen-month-old Kabibe was becoming stronger and more 
independent every day. Photo by Marianne Hale

Hydraulic Door That Killed Young Gorilla At San Francisco Zoo Working Properly

Officials at the San Francisco Zoo said they retested the hydraulic door that crushed a young gorilla to death on Friday and found that its manual instant-stop switch was functioning properly.

11/10/2014

Kabibe enriched the lives of her entire gorilla family, including her older brother Hasani . Photo by Sandi Wong

Hydraulic Door Crushes, Kills 16-Month-Old Gorilla, ‘Kabibe,’ At San Francisco Zoo

Zoo officials are asking the public to be patient as the gorilla family and zoo staff mourn the loss of ‘Kabibe.’ Meanwhile, they are investigating how this accident happened, and will review zoo policies to see if changes are necessary.

11/08/2014

Walt Disney Family Museum (credit: Randy Yagi)

Best Places To Go With Your Family For the Weekend In San Francisco

With the busy tourist season over, now is a great time to visit San Francisco with your family. Here are five of the best places for families to visit on a weekend in San Francisco.

10/25/2014

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Halloween Guide To Parties, Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches And More

It is that spooky time of year again and we’ve put together a list of all the best parties, concerts, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches in the Bay Area!

10/03/2014

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SF Zoo Welcomes Four New Baby Flamingos

Four new baby flamingos have been getting used to their new home at the San Francisco Zoo, the first flamingo chicks to hatch there in four years.

09/25/2014

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‘Tenzing’ The Red Panda Tumbler

VIDEO: Watch “Tenzing” the SF Zoo’s most adorable red panda tumbler…

08/27/2014

Tenzing, the red Panda sits in a tree at the San Francisco Zoo. (photo: Anna Duckworth)

New Red Panda Is San Francisco Zoo’s Latest Star

SF Zoo visitors flocked the new red panda exhibit as soon as it opened Saturday to try to get a look at the new red panda named ‘Tenzing.’

05/10/2014

A red panda cub. (San Francisco Zoo)

San Francisco Zoo Set To Show Off Cute Red Panda Cub

The San Francisco Zoo is set to have one of its newest residents, a 10-month old red panda, make its public debut.

05/01/2014

Magellanic Penguins

3 Local Places To Observe ‘World Penguin Day’

Formal dress is only required for the animals for those celebrating World Penguin day in the Bay Area. We honestly didn’t know the celebration existed until today – perhaps Penguin Awareness day (held in January, apparently) should have tipped us off? So where can you actually see penguins in Northern California?

04/25/2014

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Poop Is Big At the San Francisco Zoo

Everybody poops, but not every zoo makes an exhibit about it, except when the San Francisco Zoo opened “The Scoop On Poop,” covering everything you ever wanted–or didn’t want– to know about animal and human excrement.

01/24/2014

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