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!
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.
A deadlocked jury prompted a judge to declare a mistrial Friday in the case against a man charged with murder in the 2002 disappearance of his 2-year-old stepson in San Diego.
Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.