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COSTA RICA'S LEADING ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER

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Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Bare-Throated Tiger Heron

The bare-throated tiger heron has stripes all down the back of its long neck, and I have to assume these tiger stripes are the...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Boa Extractor

I saw something from the corner of my eye as I was walking to my car, past the bamboo-laden pacific screech owl enclosure, that...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Black Spiny-Tailed Iguana

Costa Rica is home to three members of the Iguanidae family, the green iguana (Iguana iguana) – the one most people are familiar with,...

Pele’s health improving, but not ready for release

Brazilian football legend Pele's health continues improving, but no date has been set for his release from hospital, where he was admitted nearly two...

Costa Rica Wildlife: When is a duck not a duck?

When it’s a black-bellied whistling duck.  If you don’t know what a black-bellied whistling duck is, picture a black, white and brown duck with an...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the White-Nosed Coati

The sloths, monkeys and wild cats may be the headliners, but the white-nosed coati is secretly Costa Rica’s most famous mammal. Or at the...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the White-tailed Deer

White-tailed deer live in Costa Rica, too. If you’re from anywhere from central Canada down to Peru and Bolivia, it’s the same species of deer...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common Black Hawk

It’s the big black hawk that you’ve seen around the beach. The common black hawk has a name problem. In English anyway. Yes, there are...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the White-throated Magpie-jay

Big, pretty and blue. What’s not to love? The white-throated magpie-jay is frequently one of the first birds that a visitor sees when they arrive...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common Opossum

They’re ugly but they’re still an important member of our tropical ecosystem. The common opossum is one of a handful of opossum species in Costa...

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