Wildlife

A striped skunk carcass on Asti Store Road off U.S. Highway 101 near Geyserville. (Lori Dudzik/UC Davis)

Study Of Roadkill Hot Spots Shows Bay Area Roadways Are ‘Ring Of Death’ For Wildlife

Busy freeways running alongside park land and marshes make San Francisco Bay Area roads a “ring of death” for wildlife, according to a new statewide roadkill report that tracks the deadliest traffic spots for wildlife.

04/15/2015

San Francisco's Mountain Lake

First Native Species Introduced In SF Mountain Lake After Cleanup

Local volunteers and officials with the Presidio Trust released the first native species into Mountain Lake Monday after an extensive restoration and enhancement.

04/11/2015

A bat hangs from a branch (Michal Cizek/Getty Images)

2 Bats Test Positive For Rabies In Sonoma County

Two bats found in Windsor and Sebastopol tested positive for rabies the first week in April, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services said Friday.

04/10/2015

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Blamed For Goat Killed At San Mateo County Ranch

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies suspect a goat at a La Honda ranch was killed by a mountain lion Sunday morning.

04/05/2015

(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tree Trimming Can Put Bay Area’s Baby Animals In Peril, Wildlife Advocates Warn

While spring is the time of year when many property owners around the Bay Area begin tree trimming, wildlife advocates want them to take caution because it’s also nesting season for animals that are fast becoming orphaned.

04/01/2015

Cougar mountain lion. (National Park Service)

Mountain Lion Blamed For Killing Goat In Pescadero

A mountain lion reportedly killed a goat Friday night or early Saturday morning in Pescadero, an unincorporated area in San Mateo County, sheriff’s officials said.

03/29/2015

A Dunlin, a very small shorebird, is washed of a mystery contaminant at the San Francisco Bay Center. (Cheryl Reynolds/International Bird Rescue)

State Of California Stiffs Bird Rescuers With Bill Over Mystery Goo

International Bird Rescue in Fairfield says the State of California will not reimburse them for the money they spent cleaning up hundreds of birds injured during the recent “mystery goo” spill in the Bay.

03/23/2015

Stuffed lion found in Dora Martha Jimenez Zepeda's San Jose apartment. (CBS)

San Jose Woman Sentenced After State Officials Find Illegal Stuffed Wildlife In Her Apartment

42-year-old Dora Zepeda was found to have more than 50 stuffed and mounted animals in her apartment, many of them illegally.

03/18/2015

A video posted on YouTube shows a group of fishermen catching a green sturgeon, a protected species, in the Delta. (CBS)

66-Inch Sturgeon Revived By Wildlife Officers, Returned To Sacramento River; Man Cited On Poaching Charges

California wildlife officers successfully resuscitated a 66-inch sturgeon and cited a man on poaching charges last week, before returning the fish to the Sacramento River.

03/13/2015

Starving Pelican

Emaciated Pelicans Wander Monterey Bay Shores In Desperate Search For Food

First it was starving baby sea lions wandering ashore and now pelicans are turning up in some unusual places looking for food.

02/17/2015

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