San Francisco Zoo

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

toilet, flush, water

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

A baby gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo - seen here riding on his grandmother's back - has been named Kabibe. (SF Zoo/Marianne Hale).

San Francisco Zoo Names Baby Gorilla

The public voted on the moniker from a group of three names and Kabibe, which means “little lady” in Swahili, earned a majority of the votes, zoo spokeswoman Abbie Tuller said.

12/20/2013

Banana Sam (credit: San Francisco Zoo)

Famous Monkey ‘Banana Sam’ Dies At SF Zoo

Banana Sam, a monkey who gained fame when he was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo two years ago, has died at the age of 19…

11/23/2013

Banana Sam, a squirrel monkey at the San Francisco Zoo, was stolen from his enclosure on December 30, 2011. He was found in Stern Grove the next day. (San Francisco Zoo)

‘Banana Sam’ Monkey Once Stolen From SF Zoo Dies

A squirrel monkey that made headlines when he was stolen from an exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo in 2011 has died, zoo officials said Friday.

11/22/2013

Lemur Exhibit at San Francisco Zoo

A Guide To The San Francisco Zoo

The conservation-minded San Francisco Zoo is the perfect place for spending quality family time. Read up on this guide to ensure you’re prepared on your next visit.

09/20/2013

An endangered western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo on July 17, 2013. The baby girl was born to mother Nneka and father Oscar Jonesy, a 31-year-old. (San Francisco Zoo)

Naming Contest Underway For Baby Gorilla At San Francisco Zoo

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier helped kick off a naming contest Friday for a baby gorilla during a visit to the San Francisco Zoo.

08/23/2013

Bison euthanized at San Francisco Zoo.

30-Year-Old American Bison At San Francisco Zoo Has Died

San Francisco Zoo veterinarians euthanized the 30-year-old female bison Friday. Her health had declined and she could no longer lift herself.

07/27/2013

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