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Music, At the Zoo With Antwon

At the Zoo With Antwon

We're watching the sea lions when Antwon begins to get sad. It's a pleasant Wednesday afternoon at the San Francisco Zoo, and the larger and more rotund of the two sea lions is out by the side of his enclosure's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Top 10 San Francisco Instagram Accounts to Follow

Top 10 San Francisco Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram has a lot of pretty pictures floating around. And we mean a lot: about 16 billion have been captured on the photo sharing social network since March of this year. With over 150 million active users worldwide, it…
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News, The Snatch

Ripped from the Animal Kingdom Obits

Remembering Banana Sam Banana Sam, the Twitter-savvy squirrel monkey who made headlines two years ago when he was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo and later found, died last week. He was 19. According to zoo spokeswoman Abbie Tuller, Banana…
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News, Lord of the Flies: Norm Gershenz Saves the Planet by Placing Bugs Upon Children

Lord of the Flies: Norm Gershenz Saves the Planet by Placing Bugs Upon Children

When a man brandishing an insect the size of a Mars Bar asks if you'll extend your hand, it's something of a loaded question. But, naturally, you do extend your hand. And it's soon loaded. The eastern lubber grasshopper is…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide 2013: Baby Animals to See Before They Grow Up

Summer Guide 2013: Baby Animals to See Before They Grow Up

• Jillian, the baby tiger cub at the San Francisco Zoo • The unnamed 5-foot-10 baby giraffe at the San Francisco Zoo • The baby baboon at the Oakland Zoo • The OMG adorable newborn otter at the Oakland Zoo…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stand Aside, Rudolph

Stand Aside, Rudolph

Oakland's zoo may have the largest LED holiday light display in the Bay Area, but you know what it doesn't have? Reindeer. These might not be of the flying variety, but the four reindeer that live in a special corral…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Turkeys Gobble This Thanksgiving Meal

San Francisco Turkeys Gobble This Thanksgiving Meal

We never really considered how turkeys give their thanks until we saw these San Francisco heritage breed turkeys enjoy their own special Thanksgiving meal yesterday at the Children's Zoo. Named after famous chefs and food personalities, Alton Brown, Giada de…
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News, The Snitch Insanely Adorable Polar Bears Enjoy San Francisco Snow on Their Birthday

Insanely Adorable Polar Bears Enjoy San Francisco Snow on Their Birthday

While you've been trapped in your cubicle with a bad headache, San Francisco zookeepers have been having a whale of a time celebrating two polar bears' birthdays. Today, the zoo decided it would be really fun to ship in 10…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Snookum Bears Enjoy Halloween Treats as Much as Your Kid Does (Video)

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

Admittedly, we didn't know anything about the Coati 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 S.F. Zoo released this video of two…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Endangered Peccaries Find a Safe Home at the S.F. Zoo

Endangered Peccaries Find a Safe Home at the S.F. Zoo

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. There have been a lot of rumors about the San Francisco Zoo's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Animal Intelligence

Animal Intelligence

Jack Hanna got busted in college in the late 1960s for keeping ducks in his dorm. It was clear that he needed a preserve. So after he graduated, he opened a petting zoo on his father’s farm in Ohio. Several…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam: Cops Asking Questions After Zoo Claimed "No Questions Asked"

Banana-Sam: Cops Asking Questions After Zoo Claimed "No Questions Asked"

The San Francisco Zoo may have made a monkey out of the man who graciously returned Banana-Sam, the celebrity critter who was brazenly snatched from the zoo on Friday. Just a few hours after the squirrel monkey was discovered missing…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam's Brethren: Other Memorable Human-Zoo Creature Interactions

Banana-Sam's Brethren: Other Memorable Human-Zoo Creature Interactions

The disappearance -- and all-too-convenient return -- of purloined San Francisco Zoo squirrel monkey Banana-Sam turned the eyes of the world toward San Francisco and its simian population. It seems the 2-pound monkey is unharmed after an unscheduled captivity amid…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam, Stolen Monkey, Communicates to his Fans via Twitter

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

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…
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News, The Snitch Banana-Sam, Adorable Squirrel Monkey, Stolen from S.F. Zoo

Banana-Sam, Adorable Squirrel Monkey, Stolen from S.F. Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo is scrambling to track down the person or people who brazenly stole an adult squirrel monkey from the zoo overnight. According to Tanya Peterson, executive director of the zoo, the monkey thieves cut through the outside…
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News, The Snitch Martha, the New Tiger in Town

Martha, the New Tiger in Town

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 and killing Carlos Sousa Jr., the zoo has brought in a…
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News, The Snitch Brian Wilson Is the Newest Addition at S.F. Zoo

Brian Wilson Is the Newest Addition at S.F. Zoo

How much Brian Wilson is too much Brian Wilson? Apparently, there is no such thing. The San Francisco Zoo announced that it has a new hippo -- and named him Brian Wilson. There is reportedly no resemblance between the bearded…
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News, The Snitch

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:…
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News, The Snitch Has a Deadly Anteater Come to San Francisco?

Has a Deadly Anteater Come to San Francisco?

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…
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News, The Snitch Gorillas Play With Boy's Dropped Nintendo at San Francisco Zoo

Gorillas Play With Boy's Dropped Nintendo at San Francisco Zoo

Usually, when inappropriate objects go into or out of zoo enclosures at the San Francisco Zoo, the results are not funny. But a laugh-out-loud-and-spit-coffee-on-the-keyboard story just came over the transom involving exactly that. It all involves a butter-fingered boy, a…
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