Tag: Oakland Zoo
She’s the first condor ever to be treated — in this case for lead poisoning — in Northern California.
A California condor was released in Big Sur at 10 a.m. Live webcams show the birds eating and socializing.
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Human waste shuts down BART escalators (SF Chronicle) Once the stations close, the bottom of BART station stairwells in downtown San Francisco are often a prime location for homeless people to camp for the night or find a private place to relieve themselves. All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of […]
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 […]
Nancy Filippi, Managing Director of Operations and Marketing for the Oakland Zoo, tells a sad but interesting tale about the history of its four new tigers, which go on display to the public Saturday. The tigers come from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, by way of the United States Department of Agriculture. “The […]
Oakland Zoo plans recently approved by the Oakand Planning Commission will be appealed by opponents (Oakland Tribune) A battle over using 54 acres of prime parkland for a multimillion dollar Oakland Zoo expansion into Knowland Park has pitted those rallying to showcase California grizzlies and native condors against environmentalists striving to protect purple needlegrass and […]
The other day reporter Caitlin Esch visited the Oakland Zoo to get the lowdown on the recent birth of two baby North American River Otters. While there, she took some video of the momma and poppa otters. But this a.m., an email from Caitlin with a message to make any blogger’s heart sing: “The link […]
The Oakland Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of two North American River otters named Tallulah and Ahanu—Native American Indian names that mean “Leaping Water” and “He Laughs,” respectively. This is a big deal for the zoo because it’s only the second time they’ve been able to breed North American River otter babies. Zookeeper Andrea […]