Animals

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - AUGUST 28: A view of the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite National Park, California.
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Jennifer Hodges
May 22, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Yosemite National Park is expected to reopen in early June and it can’t come early enough for local businesses in Mariposa County. The park's reopening will also look very different from what visitors have seen in the past.
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A dead gray whale washed up along the coast in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
May 20, 2020 - 4:59 pm
About 100 people leaned over the railing along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean hoping to get a peek at the 30 to 35-foot gray whale.
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Gilligan, the wayward Sea Lion, who was rescued by CHP on May 18, 2020, then taken to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 19, 2020 - 5:39 pm
A once-wayward mammal found well inland from the San Joaquin Delta is now at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito where medical staff say he's in good shape.
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A closure sign reading "Closure, Shark Attack, Do Not Enter" is posted at Manresa State Beach near Watsonville, south of San Jose, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2020. A surfer killed Saturday in a shark attack off the Santa Cruz County beach has been identified as a 26-year-old man who lived in the area, officials said Sunday. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)
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May 10, 2020 - 3:37 pm
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living. The Santa Cruz County coroner's office identified the victim of Saturday's attack as Ben Kelly. Kelly was surfing near Manresa State Beach...
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 16: A grizzly bear swims in a pool at the Oakland Zoo on April 16, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 10, 2020 - 2:21 pm
The Oakland Zoo hopes to reopen June 1, only admitting up to 2,000 visitors per day, preferably wearing face coverings and observing social distancing guidelines.
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ADANA, TURKEY - AUGUST 23: A rescued baby green sea turtle moves towards the sea after being released by WWF staff after being rescued the previous day from a nest site at Acyatan Beach on August 23, 2018 in Adana, Turkey.
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Rebecca Corral
April 26, 2020 - 7:00 am
This year's turtle nesting season is off to a strong start in some parts of the country. Researchers are hopeful the coronavirus pandemic will actually help nature along.
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 Three Magellanic penguin chicks walk by a group of children as they walk to their new home on Penguin Island at the San Francisco Zoo August 10, 2010.
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Carrie Hodousek
April 01, 2020 - 1:15 pm
There aren't any visitors at the San Francisco Zoo and some animals are starting to take notice.
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An inside look at a nesting Bald Eagle
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Keith Menconi
February 26, 2020 - 3:29 pm
Thousands of people have watched a live stream of a bald eagle nest in Southern California for eaglets to emerge, but experts say the eggs in the nest are unlikely to hatch.
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Guide Dogs For the Blind
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Margie Shafer
February 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm
Guide Dogs For the Blind in San Rafael has opened a new puppy center, where 800 dogs will be born each year before training to become future guides for those in need.
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Under SB 573, all shelter animals must be micro-chipped before leaving the facilities
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Margie Shafer
February 13, 2020 - 9:31 am
SB 573, if signed by Governor Newsom, will require local animal agencies and shelters give all cats and dogs microchips before leaving the facilities.
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