Wildlife

SF Zoo Animals Predict Panthers Will Win Super BowlSan Francisco Zoo officials said the Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50 after a lion cub and his mother won a "Zooper Bowl" competition on Friday.
California Condor That Helped Save Species Returned To The WildA California condor named AC-4 soared out of his open pen this week at a canyon rim inside the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, in central California's Kern County, the bird's first free flight since 1985.
Missing Red Panda Found Safe After Escaping Eureka ZooA red panda that went missing three days ago from a Humboldt County zoo was found Saturday night and has been returned to her home.
Dungeness Crab Season Threatened By Toxic Algae Bloom Along Pacific CoastThere's a large toxic algae bloom out in the Pacific and fishermen at San Francisco's Pier 45 are worried it could do serious damage to this season's Dungeness crab catch.
Possible Pufferfish Found On Monterey Bay Beach Linked To El NiñoTwo pufferfish may have been spotted on a Monterey Bay beach, far north of their usual range of habitat, according to the Santa Cruz-based conservation group Save Our Shores.
Bigfoot Believers Gather At Annual Lakeside Retreat In New YorkBigfoot believers have gathered in western New York and some insist the legendary Sasquatch's footprint is getting bigger.
Poisonous Swimming Snakes From South Seas Found On California BeachesVenomous yellow-bellied sea snakes are washing up onto California beaches and some scientists say El Niño may be to blame.
Fisher Kits Reintroduced in Yosemite National ParkFour rescued fisher (Martes pennanti) kits were released yesterday north of the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. This historic reintroduction was a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Fresno-Chaffee Zoo, and the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation. The reintroduction aims to increase the long term viability of the declining fisher population by expanding its population to the northern part of Yosemite National Park.
Native Turtles To Be Released Saturday In San Francisco's Mountain LakeNative Western pond turtles will be released into San Francisco's Mountain Lake Saturday afternoon as part of a species restoration effort by Sonoma State University biologists and the Oakland and San Francisco zoos.
3rd 'Born Bad' Bear From Same Litter Euthanized At Lake Tahoe Highlights Biology DebateLast week, Nevada wildlife officials were forced to euthanize a young problem bear at Lake Tahoe -- the third offspring killed from the same litter born to the mama bear.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
2nd Dangerous Bear In A Week Euthanized At Lake TahoeIt's the fifth bear Nevada Department of Wildlife has had to kill this year in the Tahoe area.

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