Tag: San Francisco Zoo
Born in July and rejected by her mom, the zoo’s baby gorilla hits another developmental mark.
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) 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. The female calf, who has yet to be named, was born to 11-year-old mother Kristin and father Floyd on May 22. Her mother gave […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A beloved squirrel monkey known as Banana Sam was returned scared but safe to the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday night, two days after he was taken. Banana Sam was “hungry, trembling and thirsty,” after police returned him to the zoo, but a full physical examination showed he was healthy, zoo […]
Remember Silent Knight, the seven-foot sea lion rescued by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito after being blinded by a gunshot to the head? Well, it’s quite possible that he may be headed to the San Francisco Zoo, taking up residence with another blind sea lion named Henry. Some zoos and aquariums, including San Francisco, […]
On Saturday AP reported that it had obtained documents related to the 2007 mauling death of Carlos Sousa Jr. by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo. The tiger had scaled the wall in which she was enclosed, killing Sousa and injuring his two companions, Paul and Kulbir Dhaliwal. The Dhaliwals settled a lawsuit against […]
The San Francisco Zoo has sent out a “photo release” announcing that it is the proud captor (well you know what I mean) of this baby giant anteater. (Click on the photo for a larger look.) The zoo says the following about anteaters: Adult anteaters are approximately eight feet long, not including their long, bushy […]
The San Francisco Examiner has an exclusive today on a case that has gone mostly forgotten: the San Francisco Zoo’s Christmas Day 2007 tiger attack that left two young men mauled and a friend and the tiger dead. The Examiner’s story—running under the sophomoric headline “Tiger attack tapes turn up tasty treat“—reports the details of […]