Wildlife

Brown pelican (Teréz Pechová-Hurst/Creative Commons)

Report Warns Climate Change Could Impact Half Of All North American Bird Species

The National Audubon Society has released a scathing report warning that climate change could force half of the nation’s bird species to move or adapt to smaller homes.

09/10/2014

A boy was attacked by a mountain lion in the Santa Cruz mountains Sunday. (CBS)

Mountain Lion Attacks 6-Year-Old Boy Near Cupertino Winery

Authorities suspended a search for a mountain lion in Cupertino that sent a 6-year-old boy to the hospital Sunday afternoon, according to Santa Clara County Sgt. Curtis Stenderup.

09/07/2014

(Photo By Rebecca Abbey, with permission via Instagram)

2 Deer Stop Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge During Friday Evening Commute

Two northbound deer briefly stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday night as they made a run for the hills of Marin County.

09/05/2014

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

Mountain Lion Seen At Wunderlich County Park In Woodside

San Mateo County deputies are investigating a mountain lion sighting that occurred Sunday morning in Woodside.

08/31/2014

A pair of coho salmon swim in Lagunitas Creek. (Joannatirn/Wikimedia Commons)

Bureau Of Reclamation May Release More Water To Save Salmon In Klamath Basin

The federal agency that oversees water in Northern California’s Klamath Basin is taking another look at releasing some to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions

08/15/2014

Kayakers Karen Hatch and Giancarlo Thomae encountered a humpback whale in Monterey Bay. (Giancarlo Thomae, Sanctuary Cruises)

Boaters Warned To Steer Clear Of Humpback Whales Feeding In Monterey Bay

Boaters on Monterey Bay are being warned to keep their distance from humpback whales and other marine wildlife feeding on shore, according to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

08/01/2014

A dead Crayfish in left in the Los Gatos Creek after the flow of water was cut due to the drought. (CBS)

Los Gatos Creek Drying Up After Water District Cuts Off Flow, Leaving Wildlife

The impact of California’s drought is readily apparent in Bay Area creeks, and the picture isn’t very pretty for the wildlife depending on them.

07/28/2014

King Neptune the sea lion was found in Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on August 17, 2011 with an apparent gunshot wound. He is being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (Marine Mammal Center)

Animal Update: What To Do If You Find Injured Wildlife

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from SF’s SPCA says coming across injured wildlife in the Bay Area may be common especially during the summer. She has tips on handling these types of situations.

07/21/2014

Black Bear Cub and Mother

7th Tahoe Bear Captured In 10 Days; 1 Euthanized

Wildlife officials have captured their 7th bear in the past 10 days at Lake Tahoe, where experts are predicting lingering drought will prompt an uptick in bear problems the rest of the year.

07/11/2014

A marmot on the loose in a San Francisco neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Runaway Marmot Tries To Hitch Another Ride During Release In Yosemite

A marmot that hitched a ride into San Francisco from Yosemite National Park two weeks ago was returned back to its home territory on Monday after being captured in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood last week.

07/08/2014

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