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DANTAisms: A Night with Scarlita: reflections on animal encounters in Costa Rica- Siobhan Speiran, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

It had been raining all day. This was typical during the hot, muggy rainy season; the Costa Rican downpours in July encouraging the lush foliage that I love despite the always-moist discomfort. I had been in the northern part of the country for the previous two weeks and missed the more temperate heat and occasional breeze to take the edge

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Interview with Dr. Carmen Soto, exotic animal veterinarian at wildlife sanctuary Kids Saving the Rainforest in Costa Rica. By: Siobhan Speiran

A mere twenty minutes’ drive from Quepos­– fifteen of which are spent “off-roading” through a palm tree plantation, your taxi deftly careening around potholes and trundling over bumps past plantation workers biking home with five-metre-long harvesting sickles on their shoulders– arrives you at the Blue Banyan Inn, where those wishing to visit or work at Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR)

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