San Francisco Zoo

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    It's Monday: Look at These Lemurs Kissing A Pink Flamingo

    The only thing that could make a Monday morning worse is to not cross paths with a lemur making out with a plastic pink flamingo. So here you are: two separate images of lovable San Francisco lemurs utterly smitten by an ugly lawn ornament.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    All That Garbage You Leave on Beaches Has Been Turned Into Real Art

    That doesn't qualify you as an artist. Or even crafty for that matter. What's really happening here is that some very environmentally inclined and clever people have removed your trash from our beaches and turned it into something we can actually stand to look at. The Artula Institute for Arts & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Geriatric Polar Bear Is Enjoying This Heat Wave Even If You Aren't

    We get it: the last two days have been "miserably hot." You want your San Francisco fog back so you can cool off. Plus, you miss your hoodie. But you know who isn't complaining -- this 33-year-old polar bear named Uulu who spent the last two days of this heat wave taking leisurely dips in her pool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Oakland Condor With Lead Poisoning Gets Way Better Medical Care Than You

    Last week, we told you all about a red panda at the San Francisco Zoo who got his own custom-made digs that are nicer than your crappy in-law over in the Sunset District. And here we are today with another example of how Bay Area zoo animals wouldn't trade their life for yours, even with your Obam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Baby Panda's Custom-Made Digs Are Probably Nicer Than Your Studio Apartment

    Not even a year old and already this San Francisco panda has a nicer pad than you. And no, we don't need to see pictures of your illegal in-law to know this for fact. The 10-month-old bear recently arrived to San Francisco where he's been patiently waiting for his own personal treehouse to be comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Watch This Baby Gorilla Take Her First Steps (Video)

    You really won't see anything more precious than this today, unless of course your own kid takes his or her first steps on Earth. But while you are waiting for that to happen, watch this three-month-old gorilla who lives at the San Francisco Zoo grow up, you won't regret it:

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Pay to Name San Francisco's Baby Gorilla

    Considering the amount of horrific news we've had to deliver to you this week, we thought it might help to lighten things up a bit -- help cleanse the palate. So ... remember that baby gorilla San Francisco welcomed into the world this past summer? She doesn't have a name yet, which some readers mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    SF Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla to the World

    The San Francisco Zoo announced the birth of a healthy 5-pound girl gorilla who came into the world yesterday afternoon, born to parents Nneka and Oscar Jonesy. This is Nneka's first child, but Oscar's second baby (player!). The infant is happy and healthy and will spend the next few days slowly ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 26, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    Newborn Giraffe Is Really Tall

    It's been quite an amusing week for local animal news: Dogs were forced to wear stupid party hats, and a hipster cat with a very real handlebar mustache scored a t-shirt deal with Urban Outfitters. The only way news of a baby giraffe being born at the S.F. Zoo could possibly overshadow the above b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Look Who Else Is Basking in the Warm Weather

    You can't say there's too many days you'd prefer to be a zoo animal caged up and stared at by a bunch of squeaky, irksome kids who don't belong to you. But today just might be one of those times you'd trade lives with a lemur at the SF Zoo (hell, a chimp could probably do your job, right?). As you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Watch The Zoo's Adorable Baby Tiger Cub Eat Her First Solid Food

    It's Friday! This week was better than last week! What better way to celebrate/pass the time to beer o'clock than by watching a video of the most adorable tiger cub on earth eating her first solid food? (That is a trick question. There is no better way.) See also: Who is Cuter? Baby Tiger in SF or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Are You Tired of Being Tired? S.F. Sleep Movement Might Help You Snooze

    Are you that person who hops BART after a long day of work, headed for downtown Oakland, but winds up in Fremont because your so damn tired that you fell asleep on the train? If just reading that last paragraph makes you cranky and irritable, then you could probably use an extra few hours of sleep. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Who is Cuter? Baby Tiger in SF or Baby Baboon in Oakland?

    San Francisco might be losing a lot to Oakland -- residents, money, guns, Friday night fun -- but one thing we still do better than Oakland is make some damn cute baby animals. The Oakland Zoo recently announced a new addition to its troop of hamadryas baboons. The infant monkey was born on April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Here's More Photos of That Insanely Cute Baby Tiger at the SF Zoo

    Have you gotten your fill of adorable baby tiger photos? Neither have we. Fortunately, we'll all have the opportunity to watch this pile of cuteness in real time now that the 8-week-old Sumatran tiger cub will officially go on exhibit outside this Friday. The little tyke is itching to venture out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Tiger Cub at S.F. Zoo Makes an Adorable Debut

    Just like all babies, the new tiger cub at the San Francisco Zoo doesn't do much, other than yawn, sleep, and give people quizzical looks, but she sure is cute. If you can't make it to the San Francisco Zoo this weekend, check out the adorable new Tiger cub in this video clip. We're sure you'll ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Go See This Baby Tiger at the SF Zoo This Weekend. Seriously.

    All babies are angelic and lovely before sprouting into angsty, trouble-making teens, and this 5-week-old Sumatran tiger that was born at the San Francisco Zoo is no different. Here's your chance to have a gander at this cute cub before she (it's a girl!) too grows up into a sharp-toothed teen. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Boone, Football-Loving Rhino, Didn't Like the Taste of the Baltimore Ravens

    As promised, we're delivering some compelling images of Boone, the football-loving rhino, breaking his fast with a bowl of the Baltimore Ravens this morning. The staff over at the San Francisco Zoo mashed together this delicious vegetarian concoction of eggplant, yellow squash, and cabbage to repr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Boone, SF's Football-Loving Rhino, to Eat the Baltimore Ravens for Breakfast This Week

    In support of the San Francisco 49ers hard-earned ascension to the Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco Zoo has invited media folks to watch its black rhino, Boone, snack on some Baltimore Ravens for breakfast later this week. And those are one of the many strange perks of being a reporter. Obviou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Watch This Sextet of San Francisco Penguins Go Christmas Caroling

    Penguins might not be able to fly, but they sure as hell can sing -- or at least this sextet of aquatic birds can. Call it a Christmas miracle, but somehow while bored at the San Francisco Zoo, these musically inclined penguins managed to harmonize the ubiquitous Christmas tune "Jingle Bells." S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Giants-Orange-Haired "Good Luck Monkey" Officially Named Romo

    It's official: That adorable newborn monkey whose birth coincided with the Giants World Series winning streak has been named, and we think you will be pleased. San Francisco, meet Romo.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    S.F. Snookum Bears Enjoy Halloween Treats as Much as Your Kid Does (Video)

    Admittedly, we didn't know anything about the Coati Bear until we caught sight of this video released by the San Francisco Zoo, which shows, among other things, how much Snookum Bears love Halloween. The SF Zoo released this video of two Coati Bears, Rosie and Maggie, chowing down on some of their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Baby Bison Dies After Leashless Dog Enters Paddock in Golden Gate Park

    ​It's been a dramatic week for the San Francisco Zoo, which has been coping with the mysterious disappearance -- and even more curious return --of a stolen monkey. Now, they are grappling with the death of a 6-month-old bison, which died last night after a small pup made its way into the bison pad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Banana-Sam, Stolen Monkey, Communicates to his Fans via Twitter

    He's back!​Banana-Sam, the squirrel money that was snatched from the San Francisco zoo last week, is getting a fresh start in 2012. The 2-pound primate was found roaming Golden Gate Park over the weekend, and is now resting at his more secure home at the zoo. The 17-year-old monkey is currently no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Martha, the New Tiger in Town

    Martha reportedly eats chickens and rabbits, not nachos ​Nearly four years after Tatiana the tiger was shot to death when she leaped from her cage at the San Francisco Zoo and went on a bloody rampage, mauling Carlos Sousa Jr. to death, the zoo has brought in a new big feline for onlookers to admi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Richmond Safeway Remodel: Take Your Virtual Tour Today

    Generally speaking, residents of the Outer Richmond, which includes your author, have it pretty good. We're close to great parks and beaches, exceptional Chinese food is never more than a few blocks away, and we harbor a dirty little secret: The fog isn't nearly as bad as we like to tell you.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Has a Deadly Anteater Come to San Francisco?

    Ahhhhhhh!​Not exactly -- at least not yet. But who's to say the adorable baby anteater who just came into this world at the San Francisco Zoo won't one day be a match for the likes of Godzilla and Mothra?Bear with us, folks. This isn't just scare journalism. As we all know too well, the beasts of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Nachos, Tigers, and Death: The Examiner's Bizarre, Tasteless Thanksgiving 'Treat'

    Nachos? Seriously?​Following an utterly bizarre cover "exclusive" in the Thanksgiving edition of the Examiner exhuming the sordid tale of Tatiana the tiger's 2007 rampage through the San Francisco Zoo, we still have no idea why the beast leaped from its enclosure, mauled Carlos Sousa, Jr. to death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Watch Zoo Creatures Devour Pumpkins

    You're history, Jack​Sadly, the two biggest stories of late to emanate from the San Francisco Zoo were a tiger vaulting its inadequate closure and killing a visitor and a mentally ill man who believed the voice of Tyson Beckford commanded him to wander into the Grizzly Bear Grotto. There's a diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Earthquake! Undersea 3.5 Temblor Strikes off West San Francisco.

    ​No, that wasn't a garbage truck or your amorous roommates (or, maybe it was that, too). A 3.5-magnitude quake with an undersea epicenter three miles from San Francisco Zoo in the city's westernmost corner rattled city residents today at 7:47 a.m.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Won't You Save the Squirrel Monkeys? Andalu's Hosting a Benefit

    Just chaos/FlickrWe like to fart into wine glasses, too.​Dinners like the one happening at Andalu on June 7 have a lot to do with why South Park relishes poking fun at our fair city. On that night, the first Monday in June, 25 percent of the restaurant's dinner profits will benefit the Primate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Need someone to help you figure out how many grams are in an ounce? Here's your ace.​Gavin! Timmy! Tyson Beckford! Grizzly Bear! Immunity to cereal! What a week. But were you paying attention? 1. Putting the bizarre cherry atop a surreal sundae, an expert witness gave what rationale for 21-year-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    What was the F'd up part of the bridge again?​This was a week for openings. The bridge opened, a sex club opened in one of the city's least sexy locales, and, speaking of openness and sexiness, an elephantine state Assemblyman was remarkably frank with his astoundingly filthy claims of sexual conq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    S.F. Zoo Maitenance Worker's Ghastly Tell-All Doesn't Say Much

    Following the 2007 tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo, a former zoo maintenance worker, Lloyd Kraal, briefly garnered a place in the spotlight when he claimed that zoo officials ignored his previous warnings that the tigers would escape from their enclosure. He also claimed that his superior, Gog ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    Snacktion: Wright's Pink Popcorn

    Name: Pink PopcornBrand: Wright's Popcorn and Nut CompanyOrigin: San FranciscoFound at: Wishbone (601 Irving)Cost: $1.25Ingredients: Popcorn, sugar, corn syrup, coconut oil, soy lecithin, color added (includes FD&C Red #40), artificial flavor, waterCalories per serving: 130Why I bought it: I hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Seriously, people. Stop taunting the animals at the SF Zoo.

    Man cited for throwing acorns at rhino at San Francisco Zoo. -Andy Wright

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    These are the Days of Repetition. These are the Days of Repetition.

    All right, this is getting eerie. It’s strange enough that a massive ship would plough into a Bay Area bridge and a dangerous wild beast would escape from the zoo — but for it to nearly happen again? Yesterday, a fuel barge barged into the Richmond Bridge. And, according to the Chronicle, both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2008

    Tatiana The Tiger Slingshot Theory Seemingly Debunked

    In the ongoing chaos that is the aftermath of the fatal tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo, the plot has thickened, or thinned I guess, depending. ABC7's intrepid rabblerouser Dan Noyes has seemingly debunked the mighty New York Post report, based on an unnamed source, that brothers Amritpal Dha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    The Slingshot Heard Round The Bay, Or Maybe Not

    The San Francisco Zoo is set to reopen on Thursday (sans the tiger display) but not before the allegations and conflicting stories start flying over the Christmas Day mauling death of 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. The always inflammatory New York Post reports that Amritpal and Kulbir Dhaliwal -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    San Francisco Zoo Tiger Attacks, Kills Slow News Day -- 12.26

    At approximately 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo somehow got loose and attacked the 12.26 slow news day. The 100-year-old Day was busy reporting on after-Christmas sales and New Year's resolution fluff pieces during his annual rounds of doing nothing at the zoo, when the es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Chronicle Building Landmarked, Up for Sale in Same Week

    (Photo courtesy of SF Gate) Today, the Chron's business section has some buried news about the impending sale and movement of their building and reporters. Oh, the irony to learn then that the City of San Francisco was to give Hearst Corp.'s batcave some type of award for historical preservation bla ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007
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    June 1, 2005

    Beetle Mania

    Big pictures of little ladies

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    February 2, 2005

    Fowl Play

    Celebrating cock-a-doodle-doo

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    May 26, 2004
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    February 18, 2004

    Hula Hoedown

    Learn to boogie like the islanders

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    February 14, 2001

    What's Love Got to Do With It?

    Valentine's Day Amusements

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    February 9, 2000

    Busted Hearts Club

    "Love Stinks"

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    February 10, 1999
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