Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
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Environment and Wildlife
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…

Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
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Environment and Wildlife
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6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the best defense is just to hide. Fortunately,…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy
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Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy

Michael Krumholtz - April 16, 2017

An annual Guanacaste tradition went sour this weekend when a crocodile that locals had wrestled out of the water was found dead shortly thereafter. Local reports confirmed by…

Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
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Climate Change
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Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches

L. Arias - March 11, 2017

Diners at a hotel in Jacó beach, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, were surprised on Thursday when a sea lion entered the restaurant and began walking under the tables. This…

Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict

Lindsay Fendt - August 23, 2016

Around 7 a.m. on July 22, 59-year-old Jon Becker had finished surfing off of Tamarindo’s Playa Grande. Becker put one foot in the Playa Grande Estuary, which…

US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack
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Costa Rica
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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

Lindsay Fendt - July 22, 2016

UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. July 23 A U.S. tourist had his right leg amputated Friday afternoon after a crocodile attacked him near the Playa Grande estuary in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The…

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica
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Biodiversity
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New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

A group of researchers from the U.S. and Costa Rica announced this week the discovery of a new species of venomous snake in the mountains of Costa Rica that they're calling the…

Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say

Lindsay Fendt - June 8, 2016

When it comes to shark conservation, Costa Rica rarely shies away from the spotlight. In February, conservationists applauded as the country made headlines at the February meeting…