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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
Animal welfare
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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…

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

Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’
Baby animals
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Baby animals
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Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’

Jim Mannion | AFP - August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twin cubs born to a rare giant panda called Mei Xiang were doing well Sunday, vocal and "very, very active" after the surprise back-to-back…

Could judicial decisions unravel Chinchilla’s conservation legacy?
Crime
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Crime
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Could judicial decisions unravel Chinchilla’s conservation legacy?

Lindsay Fendt - April 21, 2014

Two weeks ago, before a trip to the distant Costa Rican territory of Isla del Coco, President Laura Chinchilla stood before the press at the Caldera Coast…

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Court approves zoos’ injunction against Costa Rica Environment Ministry

Lindsay Fendt - September 20, 2013

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry (MINAE) has been making plans to close the country’s two public zoos. But on Tuesday, a local court ruled in favor of an…

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San José zoo administration to file complaint after Costa Rica Environment Ministry inspection

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2013

Costa Rica’s public zoo administration, FUNDAZOO, held an impromptu press conference on Tuesday to complain of  “unauthorized” and “unannounced” Environment Ministry (MINAE) inspections earlier that morning. FUNDAZOO…

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Free the animals! Costa Rica’s cage-free wildlife ambitions extend beyond public zoos

Lindsay Fendt - August 29, 2013

Both celebration and concerns followed the Costa Rican Environment Ministry’s (MINAE) July announcement that officials will free most of the animals from the country’s two public zoos.…

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Protesters clash with San José police at Simón Bolívar Zoo’s anniversary party

Lindsay Fendt - July 28, 2013

Animal rights activists crashed the Simón Bolívar Zoo’s 97th anniversary party Sunday in San José's Barrio Amón to protest what they consider unfit conditions for the zoo’s…

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