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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3

Ed Boitano / Traveling Boy - November 18, 2019

Travel writer Ed Boitano recently spent some time in Costa Rica. He chronicled his experiences at the publication Traveling Boy.  We're re-publishing his story in three parts…

Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

Just one day after President Luis Guillermo Solís signed the new Animal Welfare Bill  into law, officials from the private refuge ZooAve confirmed the death of a toucan…

Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak

L. Arias - August 11, 2016

After a recovery period of over a year and a half, the famous toucan Grecia was relocated Wednesday to a new cage where the bird will be on…

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

Images of the disfigured Costa Rican toucan Grecia, which lost most of its upper beak in an apparent attack, appeared last year in hundreds of news outlets around the world. Now…

Toucan gets 3D-printed beak after gruesome injury
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Toucan gets 3D-printed beak after gruesome injury

The Tico Times - January 13, 2016

One year after a “barbarous" attack left a toucan without most of its upper beak, the bird finally has a new prosthetic replacement. ZooAve animal rescue center…

PHOTOS: March Against Animal Abuse
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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PHOTOS: March Against Animal Abuse

Alberto Font - May 11, 2015

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in San José for the 7th National March Against Animal Abuse to demand an animal welfare reform law that President Luis Guillermo Solís has…