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…

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)…

Animal abuse reports on the rise
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animal abuse
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Animal abuse reports on the rise

L. Arias - December 12, 2015

With just over two weeks left of the year, reports of animal abuse have already surpassed by 15 percent those recorded last year, the National Animal Health Service (SENASA)…

Rescuers free dogs, birds in another puppy mill raid
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animal abuse
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Rescuers free dogs, birds in another puppy mill raid

L. Arias - September 8, 2015

Rescue teams from the Humane Society International (HSI) and officials of Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) raided a puppy mill last Tuesday in Coronado, north…

Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’
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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…

Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill
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animal abuse
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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

A court in the canton of La Unión in Cartago province sentenced a man this week for illegally breeding dogs in a puppy mill. The case started on April…

Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
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Crime
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Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica

Óscar Núñez | AFP - August 30, 2014

Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rain forest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk,…

US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a year
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Business
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US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a year

Juliette Michel | AFP - June 29, 2014

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – In the meadow, four white-haired Shorthorn heifers peel off from the others, raising their heads at the same time in the same direction.…

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…