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Officials demand the removal of Kivú the lion from public display
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Officials demand the removal of Kivú the lion from public display

L. Arias - November 11, 2016

The battle over Kivú the lion continued this week as officials from the Ministry of the Environment (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) ordered his removal from public…

Zoo administrator fights to avoid relocating Kivú the lion
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Zoo administrator fights to avoid relocating Kivú the lion

L. Arias - November 8, 2016

The battle to determine the proper home for Kivú the lion has reached a new level. Officials of Fundación Pro Zoológicos (Fundazoo), the administrator of the Simón Bolívar…

Crocodile that attacked U.S. surfer captured in Tamarindo
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Crocodile that attacked U.S. surfer captured in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - October 25, 2016

The crocodile that attacked a U.S. surfer in July in Tamarindo's Playa Grande Estuary was reported captured on Monday. Officials with the National System of Conservation Areas…

Ministries confirm relocation orders for Kivú the lion
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Ministries confirm relocation orders for Kivú the lion

L. Arias - October 11, 2016

Kivú, the lion at San José’s Simón Bolívar Zoo, has to be relocated to the Santa Ana Conservation Center by November 7, the Environment (MINAE) and Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)…

Lion at San José zoo needs a better home, agencies order
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Lion at San José zoo needs a better home, agencies order

L. Arias - September 16, 2016

Kivú, the lion at San José’s Simón Bolívar Zoo, may soon be moved from his cramped, concrete enclosure. Officials from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) and the Agriculture…

Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary

Gabriel Lizama - August 24, 2016

Editor’s note: In Costa Rica, any party who feels they have been the subject of incorrect or false information in a news publication has a legal right…

PHOTOS: Hundreds march against animal abuse
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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PHOTOS: Hundreds march against animal abuse

Jill Replogle - August 22, 2016

More than 600 people and some 100 dogs took part in the eighth edition of the March Against Animal Abuse in San José on Sunday. Animal lovers…

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

Images of the disfigured Costa Rican toucan Grecia, which lost most of its upper beak in an apparent attack, appeared last year in hundreds of news outlets around the world. Now…

New cases of animal abuse spark criticism of President Solís, lawmakers
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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New cases of animal abuse spark criticism of President Solís, lawmakers

L. Arias - July 16, 2016

Public outrage sparked by Duke, the mutt that lost part of his upper jaw after suffering an apparent machete attack earlier this month, has turned toward President Luis Guillermo Solís and…

Ticos love their dogs but could be better owners, study finds
Animal cruelty
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Animal cruelty
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Ticos love their dogs but could be better owners, study finds

L. Arias - June 29, 2016

More than half of Costa Rican households have one or two dogs, but not all dog owners know how to properly care for their pets, a recent study found.…

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