Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings
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Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings

Karl Kahler - July 14, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — When the ocelot was spotted in a tree at a kindergarten here, animal handlers came out and shot it with a sleeping…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

Michael Krumholtz - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary
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Nosara’s ‘mama monkey’ making a big difference at Sibu Sanctuary

Michael Krumholtz - May 16, 2016

NOSARA, Guanacaste – A small howler monkey was climbing on Vicki Coan's head, ruffling up her once-straight dirty blonde hair when I tried to take a picture of…

Costa Rica utility company helps protect wildlife along 250 km of power lines
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Animal protection
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Costa Rica utility company helps protect wildlife along 250 km of power lines

L. Arias - November 23, 2015

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that in the past two years it has spent ₡250 million ($460,000) on measures to protect wildlife, particularly to prevent animals from dying while…

US adds two macaws to endangered species list
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Environment and Wildlife
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US adds two macaws to endangered species list

AFP - October 1, 2015

MIAMI – Poaching and habitat loss have landed the military macaw (Ara militaris) and the great green macaw (Ara ambiguus), two birds typically found in Central and South…

It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica
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It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica

Alberto Font - October 1, 2015

A dolphin dives in Golfo Dulce during a recent sunrise over the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's southern Pacific. Dolphins and whales migrate heavily through the area from July to…

Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments
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Pigeon overpopulation in San José threatens human health, historic monuments

L. Arias - August 17, 2015

Large flocks of pigeons are part of San José’s daily landscape, and while pedestrians are mostly used to the scene, health officials say the local winged population is…

Feline art auctioned to raise funds for Guanacaste animal shelter
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Arts and Culture
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Feline art auctioned to raise funds for Guanacaste animal shelter

Alberto Font - June 20, 2015

An auction held in June to raise funds for Las Pumas animal rescue center in Cañas, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, included paintings made by some of its feline…

Photos: Costa Rica’s most adorable baby animals
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Photos: Costa Rica’s most adorable baby animals

Karl Kahler - May 28, 2015

Costa Rica is home to roughly five percent of the world’s biodiversity, and I saw lots of amazing animals while researching “Costa Rica: The Complete Guide.” Sloths, monkeys,…

Baby squirrel monkey rescued by Costa Rican police
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Baby squirrel monkey rescued by Costa Rican police

Zach Dyer - May 21, 2015

Police discovered an injured baby squirrel monkey while on patrol in the Amistad National Park along the border with Panama Tuesday, according to the Public Security Ministry. The tiny…