Last week, we learned that thousands of selfie-snapping garbage humans drove hundreds of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles away from their nesting grounds in Costa Rica. But the turtles are back, and this time, the Costa Rican government isn’t messing around.
The increasingly active Turrialba volcano in Turrialba, Costa Rica erupted three times Thursday (including the one pictured here), followed by a smaller burst on Friday. Costa Rica's main airport in San Jose was briefly closed, and schools near the volcano suspended classes.
As founder of Sloth Institute Costa Rica, Sam Trull is a busy woman. But when a pregnant sloth fell out of a tree, her commitment to rehabilitating wildlife reached new levels. The animal got an emergency C-section, perhaps the first ever for a sloth.
Costa Rica is internationally recognized for its environmental spirit. Now, in keeping with this reputation, country officials have announced that the nation will close all federally funded zoos, releasing captive animals to either the wild or rescue centers by as early as May 2014.
What happens when a baby sloth gets mange at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica? They shave it, daub it in sulfur and lard, and swaddle the little critter in adorably undignified pajamas. It looks so cozy, that you'll want to be shaved from bow to stern and greased up too. This clip comes from the Animal…
Early Monday morning, an unknown hum reverberated across Costa Rica, leaving citizens and experts throughly confused. According to OVSICORI, the Costa Rica Volcanologist and Seismologist Organization, there was no tectonic activity at the time. What were some other suspects for this brontide, or aural cryptid?…
The mysterious, almost perfectly spherical stone balls dotting the Costa Rican landscape may soon be up for UNESCO World Heritage status. But who built them circa 600 AD? Are they a map to Atlantis, or something even weirder?