Two young zebras from one of Sonoma County’s favorite destination spots, Safari West, have made the move to the big city - the city of Oakland's zoo that is - doubling the number of zebras at the 100-acre park to four.

According to a zoo press release, the new males named Beaker and Bettlejuice were slowly introduced to their herd-mates, two females in their 20s named Stormy and Jumoke, and are doing "very well."

The pair was selected to join the herd because in the wild a natural herd consists of four or more zebras, led by a male stallion and, say staff, "introducing two younger males would be easiest on our older ladies."

The animals can be seeing daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the zoo's African Savanna section, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Find out more information at


What: 13th annual Chowder Day
When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m., or whenever the chowder runs out
Tickets: On sale the day of the event, starting around 10 a.m. Follow the signs as you enter town to the drive-through ticket booth in the Harbor View neighborhood.
Cost: $10, includes a map, ballot and a 2-ounce taste from each competitor. Proceeds benefit the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Participants: Bluewater Bistro, The Birds Cafe, The Boat House, Bodega Bay Firefighters Association, Chef Jodie Rubin, The Dog House, Estero Cafe, Fisherman’s Cove, Fishetarian, Ginochio’s Kitchen, Rocker Oysterfeller’s, Sandpiper Restaurant, Spud Point Crab Company. Check your map for each participant’s location in Bodega Bay.