Animals

In this Aug. 8, 2019 photo, Jeff Pietro, a senior engineer assistant for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, helps move the anchoring system for a microphone, at it is being lowered over the side of the ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. The system, sponsored by the Benioff Ocean Initiative at University of California, Santa Barbara, will allow the scientists to inform ships about the presence of whales in the area. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 12:17 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California. A listening station on the channel floor is able to capture whale calls as far away as 30 miles (48...
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Monarch butterflies have been recently seen in Yosemite National Park, park officials said on Twitter on Aug. 10, 2019.
Yosemite National Park
KCBS Radio Morning News
August 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
The monarch butterfly has returned to Yosemite National Park, according to rangers who say the endangered insect has been spotted in several locations around the park.
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A BART police officer shot Lily, a 4-year-old bulldog, who had allegedly lunged aggressively at the Civic Center station on Aug. 9, 2019.
Courtesy of Brianna Beebee
Carrie Hodousek
August 12, 2019 - 5:18 pm
A Bay Area family is speaking out after their beloved dog was shot by a BART police officer near the San Francisco Civic Center station on Friday.
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Doug Sovern
August 12, 2019 - 3:05 pm
California intends to sue the Trump administration over changes that will limit the use of the Endangered Species Act, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday.
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This Aug. 3, 2019 photo from the Hoopa Fire Department shows a Humboldt County Sheriff's Department patrol car after it was struck by a falling bear and then hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames, near Hoopa, Calif., in Northern California. The deputy managed to escape without serious injury. (Rod Mendes/Hoopa Fire Department via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 5:41 pm
HOOPA, Calif. (AP) — They probably don't train people for this at the Sheriff's Academy. A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in Northern California last weekend. Authorities say a Humboldt County sheriff's deputy was driving on State Route 96 on Aug. 3, answering a report of a drug overdose...
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Tule Elk graze at Point Reyes National Seashore
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 09, 2019 - 12:00 pm
The National Park Service wants to limit the tule elk population at Drakes Beach in order to make room for cattle grazing.
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: Emerald Bay lies under blue skies at Lake Tahoe on July 23, 2014 near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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August 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters have been under attack by an invasive species that was intended to help the ecosystem.
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Leonard, a lion at the Oakland Zoo, was euthanized due to health problems, officials said on Aug. 7, 2019.
Oakland Zoo
Holly Quan
August 07, 2019 - 10:35 pm
The lion exhibit at the Oakland Zoo is sadder and emptier after keepers had to euthanize an African lion that had been there for 19 years.
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This Monday, July 29, 2019 photo provided by the San Diego Zoo shows a day-old southern white rhino calf stands beside its resting mother, Victoria, at the at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif. The zoo has announced the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America. San Diego Zoo Global says the mother gave birth to a healthy male calf Sunday July 28, 2019, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Mother and calf will remain off-limits to the public for now to allow them to bond. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another rhino species from extinction. San Diego Zoo Global announced that mother Victoria gave...
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July 21, 2019 - 3:10 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair. The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal...
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