Wild Animals

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supes To Vote On Ban Of Performances Using Wild Animals

San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals.



Grass Valley Woman Discovers Commotion In Her Kitchen Is A Bear

A Grass Valley woman assumed the commotion in her kitchen was her husband coming home for lunch Monday, only to enter the room and find a bear looking through her fridge for food.



Coyote Attacks On The Rise In Saratoga, County Installs Traps

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District has placed snare traps in a Saratoga neighborhood where residents complained recently of coyotes attacking animals and walking too close to humans, a district official said.


(Oakland Zoo)

New Veterinary Hospital Opens At Oakland Zoo

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday at the Oakland Zoo’s new 17,000-square foot veterinary medical hospital, which is now the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California.


Urban Coyote

San Franciscans Learn To Live With Urban Coyotes

Coyotes are an increasingly visible fact of life in many San Francisco neighborhoods, often straying beyond protected parkland and inspiring both awe and fear in residents.

CBS San Francisco–03/13/2011

A mountain lion. (usbr.gov)

4th Mountain Lion In 3 Weeks Spotted In Pescadero

Two small mountain lions were seen in the San Mateo County community of Pescadero Thursday morning, the fourth time a sighting has been reported in the area since the end of September, county officials said.

CBS San Francisco–10/15/2010

A mountain lion, like the one pictured above, has been spotted near a San Mateo County elementary school. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Spotted Near Peninsula School

A mountain lion has been spotted for two consecutive mornings on a ridge near Pescadero Elementary School, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010

Mountain Lion Death Provides Important Reminder

BERKELEY, Calif. (KCBS) _ Wild animals continue to move closer to populated areas of California, a fact that was never more evident then last week, when police had to shoot and kill a mountain lion […]