Raccoons – Adaptable Bandits

As the notorious nocturnal bandits of the animal kingdom, raccoons are famous for the mask shaped markings on their faces. These cuddly looking creatures can actually be Read More…

Flashback Friday: Safe Harbor

If you're looking for a good dose of adorable wildlife, look no further than today's Flashback Friday. We bring you a profile of the highly charismatic Pacific Read More…

River Legends: The Irrawaddy River Dolphin

Legends tell of a goddess who lived in the Yangtze River in China. The goddess in these tales is really the Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), a freshwater dolphin Read More…

Tule Elk: Part Tu

Conservation efforts helped bring California’s tule elk back from the brink of extinction, as we described in a previous blog post.  There are now an estimated 5,700 Read More…

Tale of the Tule Elk

We might not have reindeer in California, but we do have our share of large grazing ungulates. Historically, the Central Valley was home to massive groups of Read More…

Return of the River Otters

River otters really seem to know how to have fun. These sleek mammals are often in motion, whether slipping and sliding down a river bank, deftly gliding Read More…