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Kivú the lion faces health complications from kidney disease
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Costa Rica
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Kivú the lion faces health complications from kidney disease

L. Arias - January 30, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials are closely monitoring the health of Kivú, the only living lion in Costa Rica, after several days when he refused to eat or drink.…

Kivú the lion recovers at his new home
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Animal welfare
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Kivú the lion recovers at his new home

L. Arias - December 8, 2016

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) confirmed that Kivú the lion is successfully recovering at his new home, after being anesthetized to remove him from the Simón Bolívar Zoo…

Environment officials move Kivú the lion to a new home
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Environment officials move Kivú the lion to a new home

L. Arias - December 5, 2016

A multi-agency group of officials entered the Simón Bolívar Zoo on Monday morning and seized Kivú the lion to take him to what is now his new home…

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…

Ministries confirm relocation orders for Kivú the lion
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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…