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Hunter under investigation for killing Costa Rican cougar

Prosecutors in the southern Pacific canton of Buenos Aires, in the province of Puntarenas, are investigating a local man for allegedly killing a Costa Rican cougar (Puma concolor costaricensis), an endangered species in the country.

Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park

Park officials and volunteers found a wounded deer that died during surgery. Her baby was also killed.

President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport

Fine for killing animals is ₡1.5 million ($3,000).

Costa Rican lawmakers weigh ban on hunting for sport

A bill in the Legislative Assembly also would prohibit feeding wild animals and using artificial or visual means to attract them.

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