Two endangered Bornean sun bear cubs born at the San Diego Zoo made their public debut today.
The twin cubs, born at the San Diego Zoo last Oct. 25, spent the day exploring their habitat, including scaling the exhibit's climbing structures, said Lisa Bryant, the zoo's lead keeper.
"We affectionately call them `monkey bears' since they are the most arboreal bear species," she said.
"The male is somewhat more reserved," Bryant said. "His sister, on the other hand, is the first to greet us and is very curious about what is happening outside of the bedroom."
The female cub is named Pagi, which means "morning" in a Malayan dialect. Her brother is named Palu, which is the name of a valley in Borneo.
The birth of a Bornean sun bear is very rare, according to the San Diego Zoo, where all three litters of cubs born in North America have occurred.
The chief justice of the California Supreme Court said Friday she gave up her Republican Party affiliation over concerns about increasing political polarization and incivility in the U.S.
California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.
A 65-year-old former Valley Center High School security guard was behind bars Friday on suspicion of online child sexual exploitation, authorities reported.
A group of conservative activists and parents whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants held a rally in San Ysidro Friday in support of increased security at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A 20-year-old hit-and-run driver who was behind the wheel of a sedan that rear-ended a car at high speech in Mission Valley before slamming into several trees -- killing one of his three passengers -- was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison.
The Support the Enlisted Project and San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey helped a group of military families on Friday with shopping for holiday gifts and household necessities.
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Juvenile arrest rates in San Diego County are the lowest they've been in a decade, according to a report released by the San Diego Association of Governments.
Jury deliberations begin Friday in the trial of a former Yuma police officer accused of raping a woman in San Diego.
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