The Future of the Simon Bolivar Zoo to be Decided in February

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) expects a court resolution next February to get the power for the administration of the Simon Bolivar Zoo, which was planned initially to go into effect in May of this year.

    René Castro, Minister of Environment, said they are waiting for the proceedings to allow them to gain control of the zoo, which is currently managed by the Foundation Prozoológicos.

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    “We are waiting for a resolution in February from the court, as to what is the administration of the property. As for the regulation of animal welfare, we are in a process of reviewing the animals with expert biologists and veterinary officials of the ministry,” said Castro.

    In July of last year, Minae reported that the Simon Bolivar Zoo would give way to a biological reserve, where animals would be removed from their cages and they could be in a freer environment.

    The Minae has been clear that regardless of whether the foundation gets a win in court the transformation of these farms would happen anyway, in the Simón Bolívar as Conservation Center in Santa Ana which measures 51 hectares.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

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