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Our favorite photos from the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

The Tico Times visited the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center, a non-profit with a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals back into their natural habitat. Check out our favorite photos.

Goldie takes 2018 Sloth Ironman title, but all the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch win

The winner of the Sloth Ironman Games 2018 is determined. The Toucan Rescue Ranch has gathered almost $3,000 in the process to prepare these little slothletes for their big day of release into the wild.

Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational programs in the schools and highway signs urging drivers to go slow and brake for wildlife are a few of the things Bader has organized in the twenty years she has lived here.

Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

Local residents told Firefighters officers that they have seen a group of youngsters shooting BB guns “at everything in the San José de Atenas neighborhood.”

President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law

The new law introduces prison sentences ranging from three months to one year for those found guilty of killing a domestic or a domesticated animal, and a series of monetary fines for animal cruelty.

Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote

Legislative President Gonzalo Ramírez said lawmakers hope to hold the second and definitive vote 10 days after the bill’s publication in La Gaceta, in order to allow consultations from animal rights groups.

Death of Kivú the lion unleashes blame game

Following Kivú's death, many people turned to FUNDAZOO’s facebook profile blaming the organization for keeping the lion in his metal cage during most of his life.

Kivú, Costa Rica’s beloved lion, dies at 18

Kivú, the beloved lion whose living conditions at the Simón Bolívar Zoo in San José were the subject of fierce debate, died from complications related to chronic kidney disease.

Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak

Grecia is now on public display for visitors of ZooAve animal shelter in La Garita, Alajuela. The famous toucan may soon have a partner.

Some Costa Rican cats – and the people who love them

From Felix the salesman to the hundreds of feral cats who receive some TLC from a dedicated rescue duo, The Tico Times takes a look at some furry friends in honor of International Cat Day.
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