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Death of Kivú the lion unleashes blame game
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Death of Kivú the lion unleashes blame game

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

The body of Kivú, the last of Costa Rica’s living lions, is currently under forensic evaluation  to determine the exact cause of his death, but the Environment…

Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options

L. Arias - February 15, 2017

The health of Kivú, the only living lion in Costa Rica, deteriorated in recent weeks, and a group of experts are evaluating options including putting him to…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

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

PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

PriceSmart called on its customers who purchazed frozen raw tilapia in November to refrain from consuming it and return it to any of its stores to receive a…

Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition

L. Arias - December 27, 2016

The traditional Zapote Festival kicked off on Sunday; Tico-style bullfights are for many the main event, despite increasing disapproval of the practice. A survey by the National University's Institute for Social…

Kivú the lion recovers at his new home
Animal welfare
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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…