Kivú the lion recovers at his new home
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - April 15, 2016

What better place to howl at the moon, than at the zoo: the CIENTEC and Pro Zoológicos Foundations join forces to offer an evening lunada at the Simón Bolívar…

No, Costa Rica is not closing its zoos
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Environment and Wildlife
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No, Costa Rica is not closing its zoos

The Tico Times - August 29, 2015

A friend recently posted this headline on my Facebook timeline: “Costa Rica Is Shutting Down All Zoos And Freeing Every Animal In Captivity.” Hmm, I thought. Yes,…

Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13, the best of Glenn Miller and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Puerto Rican rappers Calle 13, the best of Glenn Miller and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - May 16, 2014

Concert: Calle 13 After releasing their latest album “Multi_Viral” in March, the Puerto Rican stepbrothers known as "Residente" and “Visitante” bring their hard-nosed Caribbean hip-hop to the…

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry still hopes to close public zoos, despite losing in court
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry still hopes to close public zoos, despite losing in court

Lindsay Fendt - March 26, 2014

The Costa Rican Environment Ministry’s (MINAE) plans to revamp the country’s public zoos and turn them into cage-less bioparks came to a halt last week, when an…

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