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Free the animals! Costa Rica’s cage-free wildlife ambitions extend beyond public zoos

Lindsay Fendt - August 29, 2013

Both celebration and concerns followed the Costa Rican Environment Ministry’s (MINAE) July announcement that officials will free most of the animals from the country’s two public zoos.…

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Protesters clash with San José police at Simón Bolívar Zoo’s anniversary party

Lindsay Fendt - July 28, 2013

Animal rights activists crashed the Simón Bolívar Zoo’s 97th anniversary party Sunday in San José's Barrio Amón to protest what they consider unfit conditions for the zoo’s…

Impending San José zoo closures spark court battles, celebrations in Costa Rica
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Impending San José zoo closures spark court battles, celebrations in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - July 23, 2013

A visit to Simón Bolívar Zoo in San José's Barrio Amón neighborhood is the closest many visitors will ever come to a lion. Born in captivity in…

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Redefining Costa Rica’s zoos

Lindsay Fendt - July 22, 2013

It looks like Costa Rica's zoos as we know them may become extinct in May 2014. The Costa Rican Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced at a press conference…

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