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Getting A Leg-Up On Extinction: Why Oakland Zoo Rears Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frogs

Today, in response to their rapidly declining population, 33 Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs (SNYLF) are being flown 50-miles via helicopter to their release site in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. The ongoing effort, with Oakland Zoo’s releases taking place every year – and with this release and many others in partnership with San Francisco Zoo & Gardens – […]

Posted inLife

Wildfire Orphans, Captain Cal & Adopted Sisters, to Depart Soon for New Home at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Oakland, CA – November 17, 2020 – Named “Captain Cal” by the Cal Fire firefighters who found him limping down a burned-out road in Redding on September 30, 2020, the severely burned orphaned mountain lion cub is now fully recovered, 47 days after he was first rushed to Oakland Zoo’s veterinary hospital by the California […]