The Centro de Conservación de Santa Ana has placed a 2-year-old coyote on display. The center is affiliated with the Simón Bolívar zoo in San José.
The center said that environmental agents confiscated the coyote when it was just a 3-month-old pup that someone had at the Mercado Central in San José. Zoo workers raised the animal.
Coyotes are generally found in Guanacaste, although they are clever creatures that seem to prosper even in the presence of humans. In the wilds they hunt small animals. The one in Santa Ana is eating fruit, eggs, meat and dog food, the center said.