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Costa Rica Closes Zoos, Returns Animals to the Wild

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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Costa Rica plans to close its two zoos and end the caging of animals by May of next year, eventually rehabilitating and releasing the animals into the wild.

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Frans Badenhorst (573)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:55 am
WOW - really? - this is amazing news

Ben Oscarsito (370)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:21 am
Great! And, now let's close every freaking zoo on this Planet...

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:48 am
This is just excellent. I am so pleased.

. (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:56 am
I don't see why this couldn't be a systmatic closure of the zoos. To relese them all into the wild would be a disaster.

Sara P. (73)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 10:13 am
Costa Rica? Mmmmmmmm, sorry but this country is not famous for their animal walfare so I don't know if this is a good idea....

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 11:07 am
This same news was posted 3 times while Cher was away, and those posts never have had so many notations (or comments). It seams like something/anything is not "confirmed" while Cher do not post it :) Great for Cher bed for rest of us.
Thank you Cher

Ruth C. (263)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 12:19 pm
I hope that they are showing the animals how to survive and fend for themselves, before they let them go!

Dianne D. (475)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:44 pm
I love it providing they are following these animals to make sure they can survive on their own. If these animals don't know how to hunt and find water for themselves, then it's going to be a slow death for them.

Birgit W. (155)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:10 pm
Wonderful news. I hope the zoo animals can adjust to their wild life again.

Christeen Anderson (647)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:12 pm
This is happy dance news. Thank you.

Rosemary H. (43)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:19 pm
I'm glad to see there are some people here who are concerned about the well-being of animals not accustomed to fending for themselves. How can CR be sure all those animals will be ready for independence on the same date. What about the non-native species? Any plans to reintroduce them to the habitats they fit into?

Mind you, I guess there are some native species in unsuitable cages who will benefit.

Barbara V. (51)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:37 pm
Animal abuse is what it is--unless it's the type of zoo that lets them roam in a natural-like habitat. And even that is probably "iffy" at best.

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:05 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:58 pm

Inge Bjorkman (175)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 12:23 am
Costa Rica, You're a star!


Kira Leeon (13)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 1:56 am
I hope that the animals will be safe from hunting.

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 12:10 pm
Great news, hope everything works out for animals and they are prepared for life in wilderness.
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