SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - When Zoo Day doesn't go as planned, but your anchors are really good sports!
As CBS News 8's Morning News anchors Nichelle Medina and Eric Kahnert were teasing their Zoo Day segment, a bird decided to land right on top of Nichelle's head.
Nichelle said she enjoyed the scalp massage and "as a working mom, I needed that."
Sophie, a 10-year-old scarlet ibis is one of the Ibis ambassadors from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Ibis are medium-size to large wading and terrestrial birds, related to storks and very closely related to spoonbills.
They have a longish neck and legs, and the males are generally larger than the females and have longer bills. Their long legs and toes make them just as comfortable perching as flying.
These birds rid gardens and crops of insects and other small animals that are harmful to plants. But, some species of the Ibis are in danger of extinction.
Visiting News 8 from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is Dara Flannery with one really friendly bird!
Malibu residents who returned home after being evacuated because of the Woolsey Fire braced Tuesday for potential mudslides as rain is forecast for areas scorched by the blaze.
The County of San Diego announced last week that several new housing developments have been placed on hold.
News 8's photojournalist Karen Kelly captured a meteor plummeting to Earth through the Southern California sky early Tuesday morning.
After posting a $250,000 bail, 92-year-old Richard Peck, who is accused of shooting and killing his son while he slept at their Old Town residence, was released from jail.
Community members on Tuesday voiced their opposition to a proposed affordable housing project in Clairemont.
It began to look a lot like Christmas at Otay Ranch Town Center Tuesday night as young and old and children of all ages came out for the tree lighting and holiday themed farmer’s market.
The scorched Northern California town of Paradise should get its first significant rainfall in six months this week, a forecast that would at least interrupt one of the most horrific fire seasons in state history.
News 8 is happy to share an update on a recent story that will make you smile. Last week we told you about the strong winds that blew away all the sand at the Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Facility in Ramona.
With 79 people killed in the nation's deadliest wildfire in at least a century, there are still nearly 700 names on the list of those unaccounted for.
In 1996, a fire swept through the Harmony Grove community in North County, killing one man trapped inside his car. Now, the community is expressing their opposition to a new development project – saying it would create more traffic and increase the time it would take evacuate on a two-lane road.