It's weird news, but it's good news: Costa Rica is closing every zoo in order to release all of the country's animals. They are opting for cage-free habitats for their animals from now on! While they still have contracts with two zoos to maintain for another decade, once those expire the country plans to allow those animals to live cage-free as well.
Interaction with parks in a natural way is going to be the country's new strategy, which is an amazing step towards a more humane world that we can all learn from. What this might look like, I don't even know, but it's such a forward thinking step that I'm excited to see it happen.
What do you think a cage free sanctuary might look like for animals? How can the U.S. get on board?
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