Posts Tagged ‘animals’

Western monarch butterflies could disappear

Each year, thousands of monarch butterflies from across the west make their way to the California coast where they spend their winter, including making migratory stops at East Bay parks. For the past two decades, volunteer citizen scientists have been counting them during the Annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, organized by the Xerces Society. Christina…

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On Earth Day 2015, a look at the wild species that live in the East Bay regional parks

A puma or mountain lion. Photo source: “A PUMA" by fPat Murray on Flickr, shared via Creative Commons

The California Grizzly bear has been immortalized on the state’s flag, but the four-leg symbol is not around California anymore—at least not since 1924, when the last specimen was spotted in Santa Barbara County. However, other creatures inhabit California’s land, water and sky. The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) includes more than 100,000 acres,…

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Sea lion undergoing reconstructive muzzle surgery

A California sea lion is undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair its muzzle, which was damaged by an apparent gunshot wound. The sea lion, named Sgt. Nevis, is believed to be the first of its species to receive such a procedure. Surgery was scheduled to begin 10 a.m. today at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

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