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Meet Gus: SFPD's Cutest New Member of the ForceMeet Gus: SFPD’s Cutest New Member of the Force
By - posted 9/15/2022
Adorable, Brand New, San Francisco

Say hello to Gus, San Francisco Police Department’s newest member of its Mounted Unit. Gus will have his official swearing-in ceremony soon with the department.

SF Zoo's Adorable "March of the Penguins" Welcomes 5 Penguin ChicksSF Zoo’s Adorable “March of the Penguins” Welcomes 5 Penguin Chicks
By - posted 8/8/2022
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, San Francisco

Saturday was the day for the annual — and very popular — March of the Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo. The March of the Penguins is one of the zoo’s most popular events. This morning, five adorable Magellanic penguin chicks — two females and three males which hatched between mid-April more...

Meet BART's Cutest Fire Prevention TeamMeet BART’s Cutest Fire Prevention Team
By - posted 7/28/2022
Adorable

Bah bah BART… Grazing goats are back and reducing fire danger on BART property. Though adorable, the goats are also highly utilitarian. According to Glen Eddy, BART’s Assistant Superintendent of Way and Facilities, Grounds Maintenance, the goats are used in place of fossil-fuel-reliant lawn mowers and other power tools, which increase more...

SF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from SmugglersSF Zoo Takes in 3 Parrot Chicks Rescued from Smugglers
By - posted 6/13/2022
Adorable, Jerk Alert, Wow

Three parrot chicks that were being smuggled into the U.S. were rescued and have a new home at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. The yellow-crowned Amazon parrots were 10 weeks old when they were confiscated and placed at the zoo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, zoo officials said more...

SF Police "Quack the Case" and Save Baby DucklingsSF Police “Quack the Case” and Save Baby Ducklings
By - posted 5/29/2022
Adorable, San Francisco

When a mother duck’s babies fell through a grate into a drain in Oracle Park Sunday morning, San Francisco police officers quickly quacked the case. Averting a flap, officers who heard the mother’s frantic quacking around 6:30 a.m. Sunday rescued the ducklings. The babies were apparently walking over a metal grate more...

Hello Kitty Truck Returns to the Bay Area (June 11-25)Hello Kitty Truck Returns to the Bay Area (June 11-25)
By - posted 5/13/2022
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Eat & Drink

The adorable roving Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to the Bay Area. There will have tasty treats and super cute merch. Fans of Hello Kitty can look forward to new exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles. In the past, the truck has sold Hello Kitty cakes, donuts, macarons and other sweets, and of course more...

Meet "Kiri" SF's Teeny Tiny Japanese FiretruckMeet “Kiri” SF’s Teeny Tiny Japanese Firetruck
By - posted 5/9/2022
Adorable

Meet Kiri, a tiny retired 1990 Daihatsu firetruck from Japan. He protected the mountain town of Kirigamine (霧ヶ峰), Japan for 25 years, and now calls SF home. We reached out to Kiri to find out more about the quirky mini bright red firetruck and why you can spot it on the more...

UC Berkeley's Annual Falcon "Hatch Day" Returns May 6UC Berkeley’s Annual Falcon “Hatch Day” Returns May 6
By - posted 5/4/2022
Adorable, East Bay, Outdoorsy

UC Berkeley’s annual Hatch Day returns on Friday, May 6, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. The celebration is to hopefully see the hatching of three peregrine falcon chicks atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile plus there will fun, educational activities set up on the south side of the more...

28lb Giant Rabbit Joins SFO's "Wag Brigade" to Greet Passengers28lb Giant Rabbit Joins SFO’s “Wag Brigade” to Greet Passengers
By - posted 3/16/2022
Adorable, Brand New, Travel

SFO airport has added an adorable new friend to its Wag Brigade. Alex the Great is a 28 pound Flemish Giant Rabbit which is considered the largest breed of domestic rabbit, and is known for being docile and patient in being handled, attributes well-suited for work on the Wag Brigade. Alex more...

Meet SF Zoo's 4 New Residents: Mexican Gray WolvesMeet SF Zoo’s 4 New Residents: Mexican Gray Wolves
By - posted 1/25/2022
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, San Francisco

The San Francisco Zoo’s newest residents are four endangered Mexican gray wolves that moved into the Wolf Canyon habitat last week. The four female siblings were brought to the zoo following the deaths of two old Mexican gray wolves who were transferred to San Francisco in 2016, according to zoo officials. more...

Ten Cute Baby Ducks Rescued from Evil Storm Drain in San MateoTen Cute Baby Ducks Rescued from Evil Storm Drain in San Mateo
By - posted 8/11/2021
Adorable, Uplifting

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Ten baby ducklings were trapped in a San Mateo storm drain until the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA saved them and reunited them with their mother on Monday. A concerned resident called the PHS/SPCA after spotting a mother duck pacing next to a storm more...

SF SPCA's "Summer of Love": Free Adoptions Through August 15SF SPCA’s “Summer of Love”: Free Adoptions Through August 15
By - posted 8/4/2021
Adorable

The San Francisco SPCA is offering free adoptions through Aug. 15 for all cats and dogs over 7 years old and all dogs 30 pounds or heavier as part of a recently launched “Summer of Love” promotion. SPCA officials say senior animals and larger dogs can have a hard time being more...

Oakland Zoo Releases 33 Rare Frogs Into The WildOakland Zoo Releases 33 Rare Frogs Into The Wild
By - posted 7/30/2021
Adorable, Good News

By Keith Burbank Bay City News Thirty-three Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs leapt into the wild Wednesday and Oakland Zoo officials hope they will help restabilize their species. Frogs and other amphibians are being decimated across the world due to disease. “It’s a global amphibian crisis,” Oakland Zoo spokeswoman Isabella Linares said. The population of more...

BART Uses 700 Hungry Grazing Goats to Reduce Fire DangerBART Uses 700 Hungry Grazing Goats to Reduce Fire Danger
By - posted 7/9/2021
Adorable, Outdoorsy

By Melissa Jordan, BART Senior Web Producer As the Bay Area endures another hot, dry summer, BART is using goats to graze and cut firebreaks on its right-of-way property, which reduces reliance on fossil-fuel-powered equipment, decreases the chance of sparking fires, and increases safety for workers. “This is the smartest way for more...

Corgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty ReturnsCorgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty Returns
By - posted 7/2/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 16, more...