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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.

Inside Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary: Horror show or a solution to a complicated issue?

When two former veterinarians filed a scathing complaint against the world-renowned Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica in Cahuita, it sent shockwaves through the rescue center that founder Judy Avey-Arroyo began 24 years ago.

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

A new Discovery Networks documentary tells the story of the Costa Rican toucan whose savagely mutilated beak was replaced with a prosthetic one, and how it inspired a nation to push for better treatment of animals.
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The Bolivian Amazon Orchestra Revives a Unique Indigenous Opera in the World

A rare Baroque opera written by an indigenous person, whose scores were hidden for centuries in a church in the Bolivian Amazon, came to...

Expat Living: Moving to a New House in Costa Rica

Moving isn’t fun in any country. Nothing extols the virtues of minimalism like picking up all your stuff and putting it back down again...

Panama’s President-Elect Vows Deportation for Darién Migrants

Panama's president-elect, José Raúl Mulino, promised this Thursday to deport migrants who enter the country through the Darién jungle, which borders Colombia, on their...