A coyote that was being offered as a pet in the Mercado Central in 2009 has a bigger home now in Santa Ana.
The location is the Centro de Conservación de Santa Ana., operated by the same foundation that runs the Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar in north San José.
The animal has been living in Santa Ana since 2011, but their workers have constructed a new facility. Coyotes are one of those animals that live well close to humans. In Costa Rica they are found in the central and north Pacific.
The zoo and the Santa Ana facility are being squeezed out by the environmental ministry, which claims that the management contract has expired. The foundation running the zoo disputes this claim.