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ZooLights premiere Friday at San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens' annual holiday light display is launching on…

 

(Photo courtesy Marianne Hale for the SF Zoo)

SF Zoo animals go wild over seasonal pumpkin snacks

A truckload of pumpkins were dropped off at the San Francisco Zoo…

 

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San Francisco Zoo welcomes three reindeer for holiday exhibition

Three reindeer have arrived at San Francisco Zoo for an educational exhibition. The…

 

The western wall inside the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo, which faces the ocean, is in particular need of restoration having sustained moisture-related damage over the years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF looks for sources of funding to restore historic Mothers Building

A handful of animals at the San Francisco Zoo are in need…

The western wall inside the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo, which faces the ocean, is in particular need of restoration having sustained moisture-related damage over the years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, left, and Robert Plant (pictured in 2012) are being accused of stealing the famous  opening of “Stairway to Heaven” from a 1960s California band called Spirit. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Scoop: ‘Stairway to Heaven’ sounds kinda like ‘Taurus’

Did Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page lift the famous opening…

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, left, and Robert Plant (pictured in 2012) are being accused of stealing the famous  opening of “Stairway to Heaven” from a 1960s California band called Spirit. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

San Francisco’s black rhino, oldest in North America, is 45

The San Francisco Zoo celebrated the 45th birthday of the oldest black…

STEVE C WILSON/ap file photoThe San Francisco Zoo is giving people the chance to name a  hissing cockroach

SF zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex?…

STEVE C WILSON/ap file photoThe San Francisco Zoo is giving people the chance to name a  hissing cockroach
MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOIn the wake of a gorilla death in early November

SF Zoo to overhaul gorilla enclosure practices in wake of death

The San Francisco Zoo will overhaul its practices for handling gorillas to…

MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOIn the wake of a gorilla death in early November
Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerA woman places flowers at a memorial for Kabibe

SF Zoo culture and safety initiatives questioned by workers, documents show

Details have emerged following the Nov. 7 death of a San Francisco…

Mike Koozmin/THe S.f. ExaminerA woman places flowers at a memorial for Kabibe
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Zoo door that killed young gorilla, closing procedures criticized

The San Francisco Zoo needs to overhaul both its practices and equipment…

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Courtesy of the San Francisco ZooSan Francisco Zoo officials say the zoo's six surviving gorillas

Emails show SF zookeepers pushed for extra help, warned of hazards before gorilla death

More than a year before a closing hydraulic door fatally crushed a…

Courtesy of the San Francisco ZooSan Francisco Zoo officials say the zoo's six surviving gorillas
Courtesy San Francisco ZooSan Francisco Zoo officials say the zoo's six surviving gorillas

Zoo hires prominent animal psychologist to investigate gorilla death

In the wake of the tragic death of its youngest gorilla Friday,…

Courtesy San Francisco ZooSan Francisco Zoo officials say the zoo's six surviving gorillas
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Gorilla at SF Zoo killed in accident

The San Francisco Zoo says the youngest of its gorillas has died…

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Man struck and killed by car near San Francisco Zoo

A man was struck and killed by a car near the San…

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SF Zoo to announce name for new red panda

The San Francisco Zoo is welcoming a new red panda next week.…

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Evan ducharme/special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Elinor Friend Playground reopened Sunday after a year of rebuilding efforts.

Remodeled 36,000-square-foot playground opens at San Francisco Zoo

There were a few roars at the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday…

Evan ducharme/special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Elinor Friend Playground reopened Sunday after a year of rebuilding efforts.
Marianne Hale/Courtesy of the San Francisco ZooThe San Francisco Zoo's 19-year-old squirrel monkey Banana Sam passed away Thursday

SF Zoo's Banana Sam, once abducted, passes away

The San Francisco Zoo announced Friday that its 19-year-old squirrel monkey Banana…

Marianne Hale/Courtesy of the San Francisco ZooThe San Francisco Zoo's 19-year-old squirrel monkey Banana Sam passed away Thursday

August 11: Zoo babies and other S.F. events

SOMETHING TO READ The Wonder Bread Summer By Jessica Anya Blau ($14.99)…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoThe giraffe’s not working for free

Zoo views about to get $2 pricier

Catching a glimpse of the new tiger cub or any of the…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoThe giraffe’s not working for free
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco Zoo director Tanya Peterson

SF Zoo showing signs of bright future years after setbacks

On a recent Saturday at the San Francisco Zoo, families ambled through…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco Zoo director Tanya Peterson