Animals

Monarch butterfly lifts off after drinking water January 29, 2001 at the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico.
Susana Gonzalez/Newsmakers
Jennifer Hodges
January 24, 2020 - 1:41 pm
The population of western monarch butterflies faces extinction, because of climate change and a lack of milkweed, according to experts. The butterflies have drawn big crowds to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz each year during their migration.
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AP News
January 15, 2020 - 10:35 am
JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento, KTXL-TV reported Wednesday. “...
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed in January 2020 that an endangered California wolf that died in 2018 was killed in an illegal shooting, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
Center for Biological Diversity
Matt Bigler
January 09, 2020 - 2:20 pm
Federal authorities are offering a reward for information regarding the killing of an endangered gray wolf near the Oregon border, the first they’ve investigated since gray wolves returned to the state.
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A women lights a candle at the main entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Three woman are under investigation for launching paper sky lanterns blamed for setting off a fire that destroyed an ape house at the zoo in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, officials said Thursday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three women are under investigation in Germany for launching paper sky lanterns for the new year which apparently ignited a devastating fire that killed more than 30 animals at a zoo, officials said Thursday. The three local women — a mother and her two daughters, ages 30 to 60 — went...
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Police lights on Patrol Car
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All News KCBS Radio
December 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
A man shot a dog in Menlo Park on Sunday night, then rode off on a bicycle, according to police.
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Emilie Talermo is searching for her missing mini-Australian shepherd who was last seen outside of a supermarket in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood on Dec.14, 2019.
Emilie Talermo 
All News KCBS Radio
December 19, 2019 - 2:49 pm
A San Francisco woman is going to great heights to find her stolen dog. Emilie Talermo has hired an airplane to fly a banner over the city Saturday with information about Jackson, her beloved mini-Australian shepherd.
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Santos the seal pup released back to sea after rescue from Redwood City parking garage
Bill Hunnewell © The Marine Mammal Center
Holly Quan
December 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
It’s back to the ocean for a lost seal pup that was found in a parking garage last month.
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An abandoned mountain lion appears to be making a full recovery with zookeepers at the Oakland Zoo on Dec. 9, 2019.
Steven Gotz; Oakland Zoo
Matt Bigler
December 09, 2019 - 4:19 pm
A rescued mountain lion cub continues to recover nicely at the Oakland Zoo, after nearly perishing in El Dorado County last month.
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Oakland police announced Dec. 9, 2019 that they'd found a stolen van carrying 27 dogs.
Melissa Culross/KCBS Radio
Melissa Culross
December 09, 2019 - 3:46 pm
More than two dozen dogs were scared, but otherwise appear to be in good shape, after a van they were in was stolen early Monday morning from Fremont, according to authorities.
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A buck in San Anselmo became entangled in Christmas lights, the Marin Humane Animal Services said on Dec. 2, 2019.
Marin Humane Animal Services
All News KCBS Radio
December 03, 2019 - 1:19 pm
The antlers of a buck became entangled in Christmas lights in San Anselmo, prompting pleas from animal care officials to consider wildlife when putting up holiday displays this year.
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