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Wildlife

Condor Sighted

California Condor Makes Rare NorCal Appearance Near Pescadero

A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.

06/14/2014

trout trapped in Gilroy creek. South Bay. California drought. Water drying up.

Wildlife Workers Rescue Trapped Trout From Drought Stricken Gilroy Creek

A rescue operation is underway Wednesday afternoon to catch and save a federally threatened fish stranded in a South Bay creek that’s quickly drying up.

06/11/2014

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

The baby house finch recovers at WildCare in San Rafael after Marinwood firefighters rescue him from a storm drain. (WildCare)

Marinwood Firefighters Rescue Baby Bird With Garden Hose And Vacuum

The bird was taken to WildCare in San Rafael where he was treated for a small scrape above his beak.

05/20/2014

Instagram videos were found of Sonoma County high school students killing rats at a wildlife museum.

Videos Of Rat Abuse At Petaluma High School Prompt Outcry

Videos showing Sonoma County high school students abusing rats at an on-campus wildlife museum have sparked outrage and a petition to the governor asking him to shut down the nonprofit program.

05/16/2014

Tahoe

Orphaned Baby Bear Cub ‘Tahoe’ Makes Progress In Recovery

Nearly a month after she was found orphaned, “Tahoe” the baby bear cub is thriving at her new home, according to her caretakers.

05/01/2014

Tahoe

Orphaned Baby Bear Cub ‘Tahoe’ May Be From North Coast Redwoods

The mystery surrounding the origin of a very young bear cub that wound up in the care of a wildlife rescue organization in Lake Tahoe got a little clearer on Saturday.

04/27/2014

Owl Family Reunited

Baby Owls Reunited With Parents In Peninsula Re-Nesting

Three baby owls that fell from their nest were successfully reunited with their parents last weekend, the Peninsula Humane Society said.

04/26/2014

(Credit Dan Thrift)

Baby Bear Cub Possibly Orphaned In Lake Tahoe, Animal Rescuers Search For Clues

A baby bear cub no bigger than a house cat showed up on the door of the BEAR League in Homewood, El Dorado County Thursday, and now wildlife rescuers are searching for any information about where she came from in hopes of reuniting her with her mother if she is still alive, and eventually returning her safely to the wild.

04/18/2014

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