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Bertie Mae (Credit Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Asian Elephant ‘Bertie Mae’ Dies At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Bertie Mae, a female Asian elephant at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, died at the age of 34.


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Poop Is Big At the San Francisco Zoo

Everybody poops, but not every zoo makes an exhibit about it, except when the San Francisco Zoo opened “The Scoop On Poop,” covering everything you ever wanted–or didn’t want– to know about animal and human excrement.


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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.


A newborn giraffe calf at the San Francisco Zoo. (San Francisco Zoo)

Baby Giraffe Born At San Francisco Zoo

A new baby giraffe was born at the San Francisco Zoo last week, weighing in at 130 pounds and standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, zoo officials said.


A snow leopard pounces on a squirrel at the Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi. (aubell282/YouTube)

Dad Videotaping Visit To Lodi Zoo Shocked By Leopard Lunching On Squirrel

A father filming a visit to the Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi with his son reacted with surprise when a snow leopard stalked and ate a squirrel that wandered into the animal’s enclosure.


Elephants' Move Has To Wait For Cooler Weather

Elephants’ Move Has To Wait For Cooler Weather

A trip to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in Northern California has been delayed because of…


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

2 Shot Near Oakland Zoo

Two victims were hit by gunfire in a shooting near the Oakland Zoo Monday night, police said.


Two Chacoan peccaries from the San Francisco Zoo. (SF Zoo)

Pack Of Peccaries Debuts At San Francisco

Three endangered Chacoan peccaries—small, pig-like mammals that are native to South America—made their debut at San Francisco Zoo this weekend.


Wishbone the Andean bear was put down by San Francisco Zoo officials. (SF Zoo/Marianne Hale)

SF Zoo Forced To Euthanize Andean Bear

Zoo officials said Wishbone was put down this week after it lost the use of its hind legs from a suspected neurological illness.



Small Quake Hits Near San Francisco Zoo

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an initial 2.2-magnitude earthquake that shook just a few miles offshore from San Francisco Tuesday morning.