Catching a glimpse of the new tiger cub or any of the other exotic animals at the San Francisco Zoo could soon be a bit more expensive.
Admission fees are slated to increase $2, with prices for San Francisco residents poised to go from $12 to $14. Fees for nonresidents could be raised from $15 to $17, while rates for seniors are slated to go up from $7.50 to $9.50. And for children 4 to 14 years old, the cost could rise from $5.50 to $7.50. Read More
On a recent Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo, families ambled through the art deco entryway of the Pachyderm Building. But they were not heading in to see the zoo’s rhinos or hippos. In fact, there were no animals at all behind the red doors. Read More
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo stood in front of the langur exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo on Thursday watching the monkeys jump around.
“Surely energetic, like myself,” Romo said. “That is how I am in the dugout.”
Romo was at the zoo for a surprise meeting with the staff and to meet the baby langur that was born in October during the Giants’ playoff series against the Cincinnati Reds. It was named Romo after an online vote. Read More
The San Francisco Zoo is putting on a big holiday show for the first time, and it’s lighting up the evening.
Zoo Lights, running from 4 to 8 p.m. today through Sunday, offers special exhibits, neon animals, animal topiary sculptures, garlanded trees, a spectacular 30-foot Christmas tree and nightly main-stage entertainment. Read More
The site of the fire-damaged Fleishhacker Pool building at the San Francisco Zoo will most likely become open space, with pieces of the building possibly put on display to commemorate the site’s history, city officials said Tuesday as demolition crews worked nearby. Read More
Fleishhacker Pool opened with a splash in April 1925, when most of the Sunset district was still wind-swept dunes and the future site of the San Francisco Zoo was owned by the Spring Valley Water Co. Read More
The San Francisco Zoo is poised to receive an upgrade for young creatures of the human variety to enjoy.
The dilapidated playground on the northern side of the zoo, named the Elinor Friend Playground, was the focus of a lawsuit about disability access that was settled in 2005. Now the site is set for a full makeover, pending approval from the Recreation and Park Commission. Read More
Few local tragedies resonated so widely as the deadly tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007. But that horrific incident appears to have sparked a new push for updated infrastructure and other methods to increase “psychological wellness” among The City’s captive creatures. Read More
Three men were caught by security guards at the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday night after jumping a back gate and trespassing into a secure area of the facility, according to police.
The break-in comes after the highly-publicized theft and return of Banana-Sam, a 17-year-old male squirrel monkey. Read More
A bizarre and tragic incident this week in which a young bison died in the Golden Gate Park paddock hours after at least one small dog was found in the enclosure has prompted the Recreation and Park Department to consider increasing signage about leash rules in the area. Read More