It was not a co-passenger Mike Delahunt expected to be sitting in his car. But early Wednesday a seal lion pup made itself comfortable in his vehicle as the stunned driver found the ailing animal on his way to work.
Scotland has their feared but beloved Loch Ness monster. The Pacific Northwest has Bigfoot. Lake Tahoe now has its own “monster.” If not dealt with, these “monsters” could destroy the lake’s entire ecosystem.
Great white sharks are probably one of the most feared animals in the sea, especially by humans. But these fearsome predators, featured in the classic movie, “Jaws,” are in some serious trouble according to some local conservation groups. After conducting a series of scientific studies, the conservation groups determined that only about 350 great whites now exist off the California and Baja Mexico coasts.
It is a 245 pounds baby that needs to be fed and mom can’t do it alone. Meet Shomilli, the five week old baby rhino at the San Diego Zoo whose caregivers are bottle feeding her in addition to mother’s milk so that the baby grows healthier and stronger with enough nourishment.
The heat became so unbearable for a black bear in California that it decided to cool off by dipping under water. But his swim was not in a lake in the wild but in a luxury backyard pool of a family in the area.
A gray whale that became entangled in fishing nets has been freed thanks to some help from some incredible rescuers.
Southern California isn’t just the place to be for beach bums, surfers and aspiring movie stars any more – it is also the new cool hangout for whales. December was a record month for gray whales spotted off the Southern California coast, and now a group of killer whales have been hanging out in the Redondo Beach area.
60 years ago, the last harbor porpoises were seen at the San Francisco Bay. But giving an extremely good news in the end of the year, one researcher and his team have spotted the mammals again this year in the bay and in growing numbers.
‘Tis the season for whale watching in Southern California, this year more than ever before. Every year more than 20,000 gray whales migrate from the Arctic down to Baja California during the winter, where the females give birth (they make the return trip back to the Arctic in the spring).
Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park’s grizzly bears are an endangered species once more – but that’s a good thing. In 2007 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took the bears off of the endangered list, causing uproar amongst conservationists.
There is a segment of the world’s population that is always looking to push things to the extreme. Whether it be running with bulls or BASE jumping, the world is full of adrenaline junkies. Could extreme whale-watching be the latest trend?
The San Diego zoo Gorillas are busy taking care of a new member amidst them all thanks to Kokamo the 22 year old western lowland gorilla that gave birth to an infant on Friday 17 June. This is the first gorilla birth happening in the zoo after eleven years.