“One day, we took the parrot out to the patio, and a flock of wild parrots passed, and the parrot went with them,” he told La Nacion. “It made a big impression on me because I thought that we were taking good care of her. We fed her with food and affection. … all these things that we as humans thought she liked. And when she had the chance, she left.”
As part of the government’s plan, the Simon Bolivar Zoo in the capital of San Jose — which currently houses hundreds of animals — will be transformed into a botanical garden. And the Santa Ana Conservation Center west of the city will be turned into a park. The animals housed in the facilities will either be released into the wild or sent to animal sanctuaries, CNN affiliate Teletica reported.”
“The contract’s clause that speaks about the renewal says that it renews automatically if neither party indicates that it doesn’t want to extend it within the first quarter of the contract year,” Fundazoo Director Yolanda Matamoros told Teletica. “Their deadline expired on August 10 of last year.”
It will be interesting to see how this story plays out in the court. I never thought I would see zoos close in my lifetime but I’m so happy things are moving in that direction all over the world. It’s long overdue.