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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.

Tapirs in Costa Rica: Gardeners of the Forest

The initiative Nai Conservation seeks to protect the enangered danta from the growing intervention of humans in their natural habitat.

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.

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.

Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional

Supreme Court Justicies opined that the broad definition of animals in the Animal Welfare bill represents a violation of the principles of reason and proportionality.

How to help pets and other animals displaced by Hurricane Otto

Government agencies, animal rights groups and private companies will receive donations over the weekend to assist a large number of stranded animals currently at shelters and others that remain in evacuated areas after the passage of Hurricane Otto.

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

Several recent cases of dog abuse, including that of Duke, who suffered major damage to his muzzle in an apparent machete attack, have renewed calls for harsher punishment for those who maim or kill animals.

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

More than half of Costa Rican homes have one or two dogs, but not every dog owner knows how to provide proper care.

Signature collection for animal welfare bill referendum set for July

Animal rights groups in July will begin collecting signatures across the country to approve a referendum in which citizens would vote on an animal welfare bill imposing stricter sanctions for animal cruelty.

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