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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

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...

Bear Family Joins Beachgoers in South Lake TahoeBear Family Joins Beachgoers in South Lake Tahoe
By - posted 6/29/2021
Adorable, Outdoorsy

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the video of a family of bears that joined beachgoers in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, June 27. A mother bear and her three cubs picnicked on the shore at Pope Beach. Mama bear got her paws on a cooler and helped herself to some leftovers, more...

Hello Kitty Truck Returns to the Bay Area (June 12-26)Hello Kitty Truck Returns to the Bay Area (June 12-26)
By - posted 6/8/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates

The adorable roving Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning the Bay Area. There will have tasty treats and super cute merch. Hello Kitty Truck Bay Area Appearances: June 12: Walnut Creek, 10 am – 7 pm at Broadway Plaza in the Event Plaza near Macy’s June 19: San Francisco, 10 am – more...

Baby Falcon Rescued from BayBaby Falcon Rescued from Bay
By - posted 5/24/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates

Thanks to the San Francisco Fire Department and a Good Samaritan, a baby Falcon was rescued over the weekend. On Friday, May 21, Rachel, the 6 week old chick, was found in the Bay and brought to the San Francisco Fire Department for help. Rachel was taken to the Bay Area Raptor more...

Happy 74th Birthday to SF Zoo's Oldest Animal!Happy 74th Birthday to SF Zoo’s Oldest Animal!
By - posted 5/19/2021

Happy birthday to Mojave, SF Zoo’s oldest resident. The desert turtle turned 74 this week. Check our Mojave chowing down on his some of his favorite treats to celebrate in this adorable video shared by the San Francisco Zoo. We love the way the zoo celebrates birthdays for its animals. Today is a more...

Presidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF's Mountain LakePresidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF’s Mountain Lake
By - posted 5/10/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Welcome to the world, baby turtle! Back in 2015 – after the completion of massive cleanup efforts at Mountain Lake – the Presidio Trust, along with San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State University, reintroduced native Western pond turtles. Thankfully, The Presidio’s wildlife ecologists recently found a cute baby turtle, the more...

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...