San Joaquin County Local News: Animals


All Local Animals News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

11/24/2023
Livestock are responsible for half of all methane emissions in California. The White House is giving $21.4 million to California Dairies and $22.8 million to Dairy Farmers of America to help change this.

California Local Pin Marker From The Guardian...

11/13/2023
A 2021 fire has helped bring wolves back to Southern California for the first time since the 19th century. A rancher is worried about how to keep wolves, which are federally protected, from harming cattle.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

11/06/2023
The Office of Habitat Conservation’s Restoration Center has awarded $27.8 million to bring Central California Coast coho salmon back to California rivers, funding projects by Trout Unlimited, the San Mateo and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation Districts, and the Nature Conservancy.

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11/01/2023
Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival’s Kathy Grant said the board of directors is hoping more young people come out to this year’s event, which will be held at Hutchins Street Square from Nov. 3-5.

California Local Pin Marker From LAist...

10/31/2023
Researchers tell LAist that half of California’s population of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, which are endangered, died last winter due to record weather. Causes of death include avalanches, starvation and getting eaten by mountain lions after moving to lower elevations for food.

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10/28/2023
A team of UC Davis researchers found that birds nesting near farmland were half as likely to have at least one fledgling successfully leave the nest when temperatures spiked. However, forests seemed to provide a protective buffer against high temperatures.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

10/20/2023
Written by Center for Biological Diversity scientist Tiffany Yap and illustrated by artist Meital Smith, “Tales of the Urban Wild: A Puma’s Journey” takes the reader through diverse habitats, across busy freeways and inside science labs to learn about one mountain lion’s survival story.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

10/19/2023
California biologists have long wondered: How many mountain lions live in the state? New research offers an answer.

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10/19/2023
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a partnership between the Office of Emergency Services and Hold Your Horses to provide critical support during natural disasters and emergencies.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

09/28/2023
J Gregory, a 28-year-old southern white rhino, weighs in at just over 4,500 pounds, making him the largest animal housed at the Sacramento Zoo.

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09/12/2023
Last week, the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District said high numbers of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have shown up in traps around South Stockton, Manteca, Escalon and Ripon.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

09/12/2023
There’s an official state bird, mineral, tree, fish, insect, lichen, fabric, sport, dance, soil and even dinosaur.

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08/27/2023
If you’re at home right now, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District wants you to do something really quick: Go outside and flip over that bucket. And while you’re at it, tip the water out of your neglected bird bath.

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08/17/2023
In a new study published Aug. 17 in the journal Science, fossil records at La Brea Tar Pits indicate that the disappearance of California’s sabertooth cats, dire wolves and other large mammals nearly 13,000 years ago was linked to rising temperatures and fire activity spurred by people.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

08/16/2023
Sacramento County has confirmed six cases this season, and is investigating eight other probable cases, according to a county public information officer.

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08/15/2023
As the planet heats up and threatens many cold-water game fish species like trout, the Sacramento perch may be on the cusp of a comeback, thanks in part to its ability to tolerate warm water and extreme conditions.

California Local Pin Marker From Associated Press Sacramento...

08/15/2023
California’s only native sunfish, the Sacramento perch, was once abundant before invasive species decimated it. As the planet heats up and threatens cold-water game fish, the Sacramento perch may be on the cusp of a comeback, thanks to its ability to tolerate warm water.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

08/11/2023
The new pack consists of at least five individuals not previously detected in California, including one adult female, who is a direct descendant of California’s first documented wolf in the state in recent history, (OR7), and four offspring (two females, two males).

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Bee...

08/09/2023
A Trump administration plan for delivering more water to Central Valley farmers—bottled up in court by opponents for almost four years—could be returned from legal limbo this summer by House Republicans.

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07/24/2023
There’s a possible rise of four invasive animals in California—another consequence from downpours last winter and spring. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services warned about a potential population surge due to storm-related flooding.