By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 2:41 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 A young bongo calf named Taylor Swift, who lives at the Sacramento Zoo with her mother Penny, left behind a blank space on Sunday when she somehow fled her enclosure. The one-year-old antelope may have been first spotted by zoo visitors, who reported the animal missing in "a few conflicting visitor reports," said spokesperson Laurel Vincent to the Sacramento Bee. When a zoo worker walked to the pen and didn't see Taylor Swift, an emergency radio call alerted the staff to the escape. RELATED: Snow leopard cubs make their zoo debut at 9 weeks old The zoo closed the park's main gate and brought guests to the front of the zoo, and T. Swift was found quickly thereafter. As far as the park staffers know, she didn't interact with any visitors. An endangered Eastern bongo calf escaped from its zoo enclosure over the weekend. An endangered Eastern bongo calf escaped from its zoo enclosure over … [Read more...] about One-year-old antelope named Taylor Swift escapes Sacramento Zoo enclosure
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Animal events SAT “Clear the Shelters,” adoption fees by donation, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; Seniors for Seniors, adopters ages 60 and older fees waived for adoption of pets ages 7 and older, Monday-Aug. 26; Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org). SAT Adoption fees waived for all animals ages 3 and older, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Homeward Pet, 13132 N.E. 177th Pl., Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org). SAT 2-mile walk, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, $25; dog activities, vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bradley Lake Park, 531 31st Ave. S.E., Puyallup (southhillrotary.org). Auto events SAT Display of cars, food vendors, music, hydroplane display, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, ShoWare Center, 625 West James St., Kent; free for spectators (pacificcascademustangclub.org/annual-car-show). SAT Vintage, antiques, classics, hot rods, customs, motorcycles, featuring the Ford Model A, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lucky Dog Casino, 19330 N. U.S. Hwy. 101, … [Read more...] about Community calendar: Homeward Pet, Chomp!, Wizard Festival and more
By Mike Moffitt, SFGATE Published 11:32 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Now Playing: Please do not spank the hippos. Media: Buzz 60 Police are investigating the unauthorized slapping of a hippopotamus' butt by a man who hopped over a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo. A video of the incident surfaced last week on social media, the Los Angeles Times reported. In the footage a man is seen sneaking over a guardrail and leaning into an enclosure before giving Rosie the hippo a loud smack on the buttocks. The spanker, obviously pleased with himself, runs off with arms raised. Rosie doesn't move, but the slap appears to startle her mother, Mara, who raises her head. Northeast Community Police consider the case a trespassing violation rather than animal cruelty. Could you ever be this bold to slap a #hippo butt? #STLA#whodidthat #ikyfl #couldyou #daredevil #zoomchallenge pic.twitter.com/AC934unLax— SomethingToLaughAt (@SomeToLaughAt) August 7, 2018 MORE: … [Read more...] about Man spanks hippo at L.A. Zoo; video goes viral
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