Blind Sea Lion at San Francisco Zoo DiesThe well-loved sea lion, named Silent Knight, had been receiving cancer treatments but an exact cause of death is unknown, zoo officials said.
Livestock Disease Linked to California Desert Bighorn Sheep Die-OffA new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California and biologists suspect the cause is a disease contracted from domestic animals.
Endangered Burrowing Owls Return To Berkeley's Cesar Chavez ParkNo one has seen any endangered burrowing owls at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park since 2017. Now that they've returned, people are talking about what to do to keep them there.
Possible New Species of Killer Whale Found Off Coast of ChileAn international team of researchers says they found a couple dozen distinctly-different orcas roaming in the oceans off southern Chile. Scientists think they may represent a new species.
Pt. Reyes To Allow Public Viewing Of Elephant Seals That Took Over BeachThe public has been given a rare chance to view the colony of elephant seals that has taken up residence at the Point Reyes National Seashore visitor center.
Judge in S.F. Rules Ndume, Gorilla Companion of Koko, Must Return to ZooA federal judge in San Francisco has ruled a male silverback gorilla loaned to a Northern California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language, must be returned to a Cincinnati zoo.
Gov't Shutdown Brings Elephant Seals To Point Reyes BeachElephant seals used the opportunity of an empty Drake's Beach on Point Reyes National Seashore - due to the government shutdown - to gather for mating and bearing pups.
Tule Elk Make Remarkable Comeback In South San Jose HillsWildlife is making an amazing comeback in the hills above Silicon Valley, but hardly anyone is noticing.
Over 500 Endangered Coho Salmon Swim Into Lagunitas CreekThe Marin Municipal Water District has counted 563 Coho salmon in Lagunitas Creek, the highest number in 12 years.
Reindeer Calf Named at San Francisco ZooThe verdict is in from a contest to name a 6-month-old male reindeer calf visiting the San Francisco Zoo during the holidays: say hello to Tinsel!
Oldest Known Wild Seabird Lays Egg on Pacific IslandA Laysan albatross named Wisdom, the world's oldest known wild seabird, has laid another egg on Midway Atoll in the Pacific. Biologists believe Wisdom is at least 68 years old.