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Goat Herd Escapes Near Highway 101 Before Capture

June 27, 2014 | 3:46 pm

Goat Herd Escapes Near Highway 101 Before Capture

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About 17 goats wandered the Bayview District Friday morning before their capture.

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San Francisco Dog Owners Warned: More Poisoned Meatballs Found

May 6, 2014 | 12:56 pm

San Francisco Dog Owners Warned: More Poisoned Meatballs Found

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In an apparent repeat of earlier episodes, officers find meat possibly meant to harm dogs.

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April 25, 2013 | 12:16 pm

A Wild Kingdom Right in the Middle of San Jose

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Who knew? Downtown San Jose is booming with exotic wildlife. Earlier this month came news that beavers had returned to the Guadalupe River after a long absence. Now … an update on the falcons that are making their nest on top of San Jose’s City Hall. This week biologist Glenn Stewart rappelled over the top […]

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October 8, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Watch Hidden-Camera Videos of Point Reyes Wildlife

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You’re not likely to see a mountain lion in Point Reyes National Seashore — and you might not want to. But cameras hidden around the park have been snapping photos and recording video of the animals for years, and on Saturday the Marin Independent Journal posted these three videos of a prowling mountain lion, a […]

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July 18, 2012 | 5:24 pm

Soooo Cute! Oakland Zoo Burgeons With Baby Animals

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There’s a baby boom going on at the Oakland Zoo. In recent months, zoo moms have given birth to three baby wallaroos, nine spotted turtles, 18 spiny lizards, a squirrel monkey, and hundreds of tadpoles and millipedes. Even us extra serious public radio types couldn’t resist photos of the zoo’snewest denizens. Here are the highlights […]

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Murre Seabird Chicks Hatch on California’s Channel Islands, First Time in 100 Years

August 9, 2011 | 3:08 pm

Murre Seabird Chicks Hatch on California’s Channel Islands, First Time in 100 Years

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Murre seabirds have reestablished a breeding ground on the Channel Islands for the first time since 1912. It’s a big deal, says USGS seabird ecologist Josh Adams, because these are birds of habit who tend to nest in the same places. “You don’t see natural recolonization events in seabird populations that often,” he says. The […]

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Cal. Academy of Science Releases Penguin App; Watch Live Penguin Video Feed

July 7, 2011 | 3:47 pm

Cal. Academy of Science Releases Penguin App; Watch Live Penguin Video Feed

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Bosses and project managers, meet your new enemy: the California Academy of Sciences‘ Pocket Penguins, a smart phone application that lets you view the Academy’s African penguin exhibit 24 hours a day. The app was released earlier this week and allows one to “watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of […]

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October 18, 2010 | 1:53 pm

Interview: SPCA on Training Oakland Police For Animal Encounters

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In response to the shooting death of a dog earlier this month by Oakland policemen responding to a call, five months after officers shot a baby deer, the East Bay SPCA will train the department in how to handle encounters with pets and wildlife. KQED correspondant Mina Kim recently interviewed Allison Lindquist, executive director of […]

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