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Cute Santa Cruz Turtles All Swaddled UpCute Santa Cruz Turtles All Swaddled Up
By - posted 5/6/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Healing

Adorable turtles were caught in traps at Glenwood East Preserve in Santa Cruz County and put in cute swaddles. They were having CT scans of their shells to check for deficits that may have been caused by a novel fungal pathogen. They were released back into the preserve that same day. Thanks more...

SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)SF Library Reopens to a Standing Ovation (Sound On)
By - posted 5/4/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

The San Francisco Main Library reopened yesterday for the first time in 14 months. A big thanks to journalist Peter Hartlaub for filming the heartwarming scene as library staff gave a standing ovation to the patrons who had lined up outside and first first to enter around 10am. Omg the library just more...

Rare Golden Pheasant Up for Adoption After Being Found InjuredRare Golden Pheasant Up for Adoption After Being Found Injured
By - posted 4/21/2021
Adorable, Getting Help

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA staff is looking to put a golden pheasant up for adoption after it was found as a stray in San Mateo. The PHS/SPCA rescue staff brought the adult male bird to its shelter after a good Samaritan reported that a bird in her front yard more...

Meet Oakland's Zoo Newest ResidentsMeet Oakland’s Zoo Newest Residents
By - posted 4/20/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Brand New

Oakland Zoo just welcomed its two newest residents, Tony and Claire, two Shetland lambs about 2 weeks old. They’re settling into their new home in the Children’s Zoo, where they’ll be quarantining for a few weeks and acclimating to their new home. You can meet them soon in the Petting Yard, but more...

SF Cable Car Dresses Up for St. Paddy's DaySF Cable Car Dresses Up for St. Paddy’s Day
By - posted 3/17/2021
Adorable, City Discoveries, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Cable Car 13 is dressing up with the luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day. See the iconic cable car will be on display at the Powell/Market turntable on Thursday, March 18 & Saturday, March 20 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please note the route is not actually more...

A Day of Baby Goat Hugs (Really!) is Coming to SFA Day of Baby Goat Hugs (Really!) is Coming to SF
By - posted 3/16/2021
Adorable, Things to Do, Uplifting

Baby goat hugs this Sunday, March 21, 12-3PM Secession Art & Design was so excited when artist and farmer Hilary Williams said yes to bringing her 2-week old baby goats to the gallery. For a lot of us city dwellers, Hilary’s lifestyle, combining art and farming, is so dreamy. Baby Goats in more...

CHP Rescue Sea Lion Pup Near Bay Bridge Toll PlazaCHP Rescue Sea Lion Pup Near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
By - posted 3/13/2021
Adorable, Uplifting

Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that an adorable 8-month-old sea lion pup was rescued by Oakland CHP near the Bay Bridge last week. Officers found “Elio” on the roadway near the toll plaza and pulled him to safety. Elio was then transferred to The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for more...

Palace of Fine Arts Swan 'Blanche' Returns HomePalace of Fine Arts Swan ‘Blanche’ Returns Home
By - posted 3/9/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Uplifting

Some good news… Blanche, the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts swan, is heading home. Thanks to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for sharing the uplifting news and showing the cute video of her waddling back home after a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, Blanche and her partner Blue Boy were both more...

Watch Sea Otter Get a Brain Freeze at Monterey Bay AquariumWatch Sea Otter Get a Brain Freeze at Monterey Bay Aquarium
By - posted 2/24/2021

Thanks to Reddit user oneloop for sharing this video of an adorable sea otter from the Monterey Bay Aquarium noshing on an ice cube. See the moment the sea otter sucked on the ice cube a little too quickly and got a brain freeze.

SF Zoo Threw a Lisa Frank Birthday Party for ChimpanzeeSF Zoo Threw a Lisa Frank Birthday Party for Chimpanzee
By - posted 2/23/2021
Adorable, Celebrations

This week, the San Francisco Zoo celebrated the birthday of Gombus the chimpanzee in a unique way. The Zoo surprised the male chimp with a Lisa Frank birthday party to celebrate his 36th birthday, complete with neon colored decorations, festive sunglasses and of course, delicious treats. The Zoo tends to go all more...

California's Wild Horses Can Be Yours for $1California’s Wild Horses Can Be Yours for $1
By - posted 2/16/2021
Adorable, Deals, Outdoorsy

Did you know that California has wild horses? There’s a very large population of wild horses located in the Modoc National Forest, and because of an overpopulation, they need new homes. Recently, several hundred Devil’s Garden wild horses were rounded up for adoption. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the unique opportunity to take more...

SF's Adorable "Cupid's Span" Marriage ProposalSF’s Adorable “Cupid’s Span” Marriage Proposal
By - posted 2/15/2021
Adorable, Celebrations, Valentine's Day

Thanks to ABC7 for capturing the sweet Valentine’s Day marriage proposal under San Francisco’s gigantic Cupid Span sculpture. Edgar Lopez proposed to his girlfriend of 14 years Adriana Sanchez in front of giant lit up letters reading “Marry Me.”  What an adorable San Francisco proposal set on the Embarcadero. Congratulations to the more...

"Smooches for Pooches” Free Valentine’s Drive-Thru“Smooches for Pooches” Free Valentine’s Drive-Thru
By - posted 2/11/2021
Adorable, Celebrations, Things to Do, Valentine's Day

Want some adorableness for Valentine’s Day?  The East Bay SPCA is hosting a very cute “Smooches for Pooches” Valentine’s Day Drive-Thru event. Send some socially-distanced love to their animals. Plus, they’ll have candy and non-food treats for children, including a fun East Bay SPCA activity book for you to take home. “Smooches for more...

Valentine's Penguins Coming to Cal Academy of SciencesValentine’s Penguins Coming to Cal Academy of Sciences
By - posted 2/9/2021
Adorable, Virtual Events

Happy Penguin Valentines, humans. Join in for the California Academy of Sciences’ Species Survival Plan colony of African penguins—and the biologists who care for them—in this very special, scientifically adorable annual tradition. You’ll see waddling penguins nab felt hearts to line their nests (great for pair-bonding), learn about the important husbandry work more...

East Bay's Free Mini Take-Home Art GalleryEast Bay’s Free Mini Take-Home Art Gallery
By - posted 2/2/2021
Adorable, Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Community, Freebies, Uplifting

Over in the East Bay, Concord’s aRt Cottage just debuted their brand new Free Mini Art Gallery. Best of all, the art is yours to take home. It’s kind of like the little free libraries you may have seen before, but this time it’s for art. The Concord Art Association members more...